Secondary school teachers are “dismayed and angry” at the government’s announcement that students in Years 11-13 who live in alert level 3 areas will be able to return to classrooms on 26 October, RNZ reports. Post Primary Teachers’ Association (PPTA) Te Wehengarua president Melanie Webber said, “It’s beyond belief that in the very week the case numbers… have reached an all-time high and are expected to increase significantly, coupled with the fact that young people aged between 12 and 19 have the lowest vaccination rates, that the government would open up secondary schools to hundreds of thousands of students.”