You Look Great in that Mask!

Following the announcement by the Prime Minister that there is a case of community transmission in South Auckland, and that the greater Auckland area will re-enter Alert Level 3 from midday today and the rest of the country into Level 2 we’re confident that ‘we’ve got this’ and NZ’s team of 5 million will again triumph.

Key implementation steps across NZ are:

  • 2m physical distancing in public
  • 1m physical distancing in work places, cafés and restaurants
  • Get those masks and put them on when physical distancing isn’t possible

The Golden rules for business’ at Alert Level 2

  • Do everything you can to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission at work — we all have a part to play in keeping each other safe. 
  • COVID-19 is still out there. Play it safe.
  • All businesses can operate if they can do so safely. Alternative ways of working are still encouraged where possible.
  • Talk with your team to identify risks and ways to manage them.
  • Ask everyone, workers, contractors and customers, with cold or flu-like symptoms to stay away from your premises.
  • Keep groups of customers at least 1 metre apart, or 2 metres for retail businesses.
  • Keep contact tracing records of anyone who will have close interaction for example workers, contractors or customers. Retail businesses are not required to keep contact tracing records.
  • Reduce the number of shared surfaces, and regularly disinfect them.
  • Wash your hands. Wash your hands. Wash your hands.

The Rules for business at Alert Level 3

  • Businesses are able to open, but should not physically interact with customers.
  • Essential services including healthcare, justice services and businesses providing necessities are able to open.
  • Bars and restaurants should close, but takeaways are allowed.

But life will change again for a while….below are some quick links to the ‘now more detailed’ government alert level guidance that has become very relevant very quickly again for New Zealand.

What does Alert Level 3 mean?

What does Alert Level 2 mean?

And remember – we’ve got this.  If your business doesn’t already have an appropriate COVID Management plan then give us a call and we can send you a word template to help.

NZ’s done a great job so far, have been praised for our efforts and apparently this was always going to happen…so let’s show this virus and the rest of the world our  ‘kiwi-style’ approach to the health of our people and the economic wellbeing of our country will continue to deliver the best personal and business outcomes. #ProudtobeKiwi


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