24 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: Schools closed from today

From Morning Report, 7:47 am on 24 March 2020

All schools will be closed from today except for the children of essential workers such as doctors, nurses, ambulance drivers and police.

From Thursday they will be closed full stop.

Some schools had already shut their doors after confirmed or probable cases of coronavirus linked to staff and students.

Richard Dykes is principal of Glendowie College and president of the Auckland Secondary Principals Association.

He speaks to Susie Ferguson.