NZ COVID-19 Update – Moving into Level 2 on Thursday 14 May

Coronavirus NZ Update: NZ Construction distancing rules to relax at Covid-19 Alert Level 2 on Thursday 14 May 2020.

The NZ Prime Minister has just met with Cabinet and has given her media conference which maps out NZ staying on Level 3 for a few more days and on Thursday NZ will move into Alert Level 2. What does Alert Level 2 look like for businesses, and how do we do business safely:

What does this mean?

-Strict hygiene levels must remain in place

-Businesses can open if they can do so safely

-Wide-scale testing will continue

-Small gathering of 10 people

-Travel between regions will resume

-Keep a log of all people you come in contact with and where you have traveled

-If you have visitors within your place of work keep a visitor’s book and try to have this done electronically.

Doing business safely:

-The key public health requirements stay the same at Alert Level 2. Businesses should maintain hygiene measures, including physical distancing, hand washing and regularly cleaning surfaces.

-All businesses are encouraged to use alternative ways of working if possible. This means businesses that don’t normally have customers on their premises could continue to have staff work from home.

-If workers are sick with symptoms of COVID-19, they should stay home.

-Self-isolation advice if you’re unwell.

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 workers 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 1 metre apart.

-Keep contact-tracing records of anyone who will have close interaction (workers, contractors or customers).

-Reduce the number of shared surfaces, and regularly disinfect them.

Wash your hands. Wash your hands. Wash your hands.

Click here for full details of Alert Level 2

Click here for NZ PM Jacinta Alderns Media Conference 11 May 2020

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