as at 14 May 2020, 10.00am
New Zealand is now at Alert Level 2.
Under Alert Level 2 we are opening the villages a little more, but in a controlled and safe way. There are measures we must put in place to ensure the safety of residents and staff, and to be compliant with Government requirements too. The safety of residents and staff remains our priority.
We have advised residents that their family and friends are now welcome to visit.
The Government says, “you can have friends and family over but play it safe — keep surfaces clean, wash your hands, and keep the numbers low so you can practice safe distancing”.
We have also reminded residents of the Government requirement to keep social gatherings to a maximum of 10 people.
We do ask, that anyone who is feeling unwell does not visit the village.
Coming & Going
The Government is no longer suggesting that we need to restrict our movement, but we do encourage residents to keep safe if leaving the village.
Under Alert Level 2 village life is starting to return to normal, but in line with Government requirements there are some restrictions in place.
Villages are managing the opening of facilities in a staggered approach, as it is safe to do so.
Our communal facilities, both indoor and outdoors, are workplaces and therefore the Government requirement is to have contract tracing in place. Residents and visitors going to those areas are being asked to sign in. We hope this will be a short-lived inconvenience and thank everyone for cooperating.
More news will continue to filter through from the Government and Ministry of Health in the coming weeks. We again, thank you for your understanding and patience as we all work through this time of change and continue to adapt to a rapidly changing situation with our resident and teams’ safety in mind.
We are providing residents with regular updates:
- The latest resident communication, issued 20th May, can be found here.
- Questions and Answers relating to Alert Level 2 can be found here.
Updates will be posted to this website. Meanwhile, if you have any urgent questions please contact the Village Manager.