Monday 15 February 2020

Please visit the WorkSafe website to understand their approach during this time. 

Pike River Recovery Agency information to staff about the COVID-19 situation below:

15 February 2021 staff update

With the country in Alert Level 2 for the next few days, the Agency is taking a number of steps to keep staff and site visitors safe.  

While at the Pike River Mine site, our workforce will keep 1 metre apart where possible, scan the QR code whenever on site, continue to practise good hand hygiene (including the use of sanitiser), wear masks on any public transport (and in the Agency vans and trucks ) , and stay home if unwell .

Office based staff will continue to work from home. 

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Alert Level 2 for us, Auckland at Alert Level 3

As always, if you have cold or flu-like symptoms, please stay home and call Healthline for free on 0800 358 5453 or your doctor for advice about getting a free COVID-19 test. Let your manager know what’s happening.

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How do I protect myself?

You should always practice good hygiene by: 

  • covering coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues, or cough/sneeze into your elbow – that catches the droplets and stops them getting on your hands.
  • washing hands for at least 20 seconds with water and soap, and drying them thoroughly:
  • before eating or handling food
  • after using the toilet
  • after coughing, sneezing, blowing your nose or wiping children’s noses
  • after caring for sick people
  • after handling pets.

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Face coverings compulsory on public transport

Face coverings on public and passenger transport are the new normal under Alert Level Two (for the country apart from Auckland).

To help stop the spread, everyone is wearing a face covering on buses, trains, ferries, planes, taxis, and Ubers anywhere in the country.

Face coverings help keep you and others safe as they can help stop infectious droplets spreading when people speak, laugh, cough or sneeze. A bandana or a scarf can be used if you do not have a mask.

If you’re using public transport, use physical distancing, wear a face covering and follow staff directions.

The Government COVID-19 website has ideas on how to make your own face covering, plus advice on using and looking after your washable face covering properly. 

QR codes mandatory for all businesses and services

The display of QR codes are mandatory for businesses and other venues at all Alert Levels.

A separate QR poster is needed for each unique location. Each location must display their poster in either a promHope you find the above information helpful. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
Symptoms include a fever, coughing and shortness of breath. Symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to a range of other illnesses such as influenza and do not necessarily mean that you have COVID-19.  If you have these symptoms call Healthline (for free) on 0800 358 5453 or your local doctor for the most up to date professional advice.  If you are severely unwell, for example having trouble breathing, contact emergency services.

What should I do about work if I’m showing symptoms?
First, contact Healthline or your doctor.  Let your manager know what’s happening.  

How do I protect myself?
You should always practice good hygiene by: 

  • covering coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues, or cough/sneeze into your elbow – that catches the droplets and stops them getting on your hands.
  • washing hands for at least 20 seconds with water and soap, and drying them thoroughly:
  • before eating or handling food
  • after using the toilet
  • after coughing, sneezing, blowing your nose or wiping children’s noses
  • after caring for sick people
  • after handling pets.

People with symptoms of acute respiratory infection should practice good cough etiquette (maintain distance, cover coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues, and wash hands). If you have concerns, you can contact the dedicated COVID-19 Healthline for free on 0800 358 5453.

The Government website www.covid19.govt.nz is the source of truth for all information.