Covid-19 Working at Level 1

New Zealand heads into Level 1 at 11.59pm on Monday, 8th June 2020.  Find the standards and protocols applicable from Tuesday, 9 June 2020.  Key changes from alert level 2 to alert level 1 are;

New standards and protocols are have been made available through CHASNZ, residential and veritical working groups lead by SiteSafe, CCNZ, Masterbuilders and Certified Builders.  .

The relaxing of physical distancing requirements on site. Workplaces and workers are still encouraged to maintain 1 metre; however, this is not a hard requirement.

  • The relaxing of physical distancing requirements on site. Workplaces and workers are still encouraged to maintain 1 metre; however, this is not a hard requirement.
  • Construction sites are still required to sign in and out workers to assist with contact tracing should this be necessary.
  • Personal hygiene should be maintained, this means workers should regularly wash hands with soap and water or use hand sanitiser.
  • Workplaces should maintain regular cleaning of common areas such as bathrooms, meeting rooms and surfaces.
  • Workers should only come to work if they are free from flu and cold symptoms
  • Emergency response plans are still to be in place.

These changes are consistent with the governments golden rules for Alert Level 1 which are:

  1. If you’re sick, stay home. Don’t go to work or school. Don’t socialise.
  2. If you have cold or flu symptoms call your doctor or Healthline and make sure you get tested.
  3. Wash your hands. Wash your hands. Wash your hands.
  4. Sneeze and cough into your elbow, and regularly disinfect shared surfaces.
  5. If you are told by health authorities to self-isolate you must do so immediately.
  6. If you’re concerned about your wellbeing, or have underlying health conditions, work with your GP to understand how best to stay healthy.
  7. Keep track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen to help contact tracing if needed. Use the NZ COVID Tracer app as a handy way of doing this.
  8. Businesses should help people keep track of their movements by displaying the Ministry of Health QR Code for contact tracing.
  9. Stay vigilant. There is still a global pandemic going on. People and businesses should be prepared to act fast to step up Alert Levels if we have to.
  10. People will have had different experiences over the last couple of months. Whatever you’re feeling — it’s okay. Be kind to others. Be kind to yourself

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