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Pat Newman: Teachers should be considered critical

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Publish Date
Thu, 17 Feb 2022, 4:41pm
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Pat Newman: Teachers should be considered critical

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 17 Feb 2022, 4:41pm

Calls for teachers to be included in the close contact exemption scheme for critical workers. 

The system allows those workers to continue going to work when identified as close contacts, instead of isolating, subject to daily negative RATs. 

Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association's Pat Newman told Heather du Plessis teachers realistically should be designated critical. 

“If we have to shut schools because my staff are ill or can’t get back, then all the front-line workers out there are going have to stay home and look after the children.” 

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