Auckland primary schools could be resuming classes as soon as mid-November, possibly under a staggered system, RNZ reports. Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins did stress that the return date of 15 November was indicative only, and more work needed to be done for years 9 and 10. Hipkins said decisions about sending some pupils back to school were among some of the “toughest I have had to make as a minister”. Hipkins noted that bringing pupils back to schools might include them coming back on a roster and maximising time outdoors.