Why should whānau avoid infections?
Germs that cause common illnesses are usually invisible to the naked eye. Whether you’re on the marae, at work, or at kura, germs can be spread from person to person and by touching everyday surfaces. Enclosed spaces, where whānau are interacting closely, like the wharenui, have a higher risk of germs being spread.
It's really important for whānau to avoid infections for the below reasons:
to avoid long term health conditions (like rheumatic fever) which can impact on quality of life and even cause death
to reduce sick days taken from work and school/kura
to prevent the spread of germs and infections to whānau, hapū, and the wider community
to live a healthy, long life.