The following video clips from the community briefings held on 7 March 2011 are available to view on YouTube:
▪ Christchurch residents should continue to boil drinking water, regardless of where it comes from.
▪ Boil or treat all water from taps and tankers before drinking, brushing teeth, or using in food preparation.
▪ Bringing water to the boil is sufficient to kill bugs. If you cannot boil water, treat it by adding 1 teaspoon of household bleach per 10 litres of water and leave for 30 minutes.
▪ Drivers in Christchurch are being asked to lower their speed because many roads have been damaged and driving conditions can be difficult.
▪ Vibrations from trucks and heavy vehicles have the ability to cause alarm to residents.
▪ Drivers are being urged to pay attention and observe basic road rules including avoiding the use of cellphones while driving.
Drivers are being asked to exercise patience.
▪ 65 Christchurch schools were open today.
▪ It is expected that 85 will be open by the end of this week.
▪ The Ministry of Education has a list of schools and their opening dates available on www.minedu.govt.nz or by calling 0800 255 580.
▪ NZQA recognises the earthquake has had a significant impact on secondary education. It is working with schools to ensure that students’ preparation for NCEA is not disadvantaged by the earthquake.
If students miss a significant amount of school time NZQA will work with schools to consider an appropriate response. For updates see www.nzqa.govt.nz.
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