COVID-19

FEATHERSTON COMMUNITY CENTRE

HEALTH AND SAFETY UPDATE 22 September 2020

Public health advice has informed the decision to move to Alert Level1 – as of today.  This means the risk of COVID-19 has been managed and all classes, groups, events and activities can run as normal.  

There are no restrictions at Alert Level 1, but the Centre asks that everyone either scans the Covid QR code  or signs into the Vistors’ Book upon arriving and leaving and applies good hygiene practices.  Please stay at home if you feel unwell and seek medical advice.

Forgot to scan the QR code when you came into the Centre?  No problem, click here to download and scan the code.

In Alert Level 1, Public Health advises people to be vigilant when out and about, practice social distancing as appropriate.  If you believe that you are at risk, or want more information on these recommendations, please refer to https://uniteforrecovery.govt.nz/covid-19/stay-healthy/people-at-risk-of-covid-19/

Please be understanding of people using the facility who may choose to stay some distance away from other people. 

LEVEL 2 GUIDELINES 12 August 2020

These guidelines are available for downloading as a pdf file by clicking here

New Zealand’s Alert Levels change at 12 noon on Wednesday 12 August. The Featherston Community Centre will operate under Alert Level 2.

The Centre is committed to continue to provide a welcoming facility for our community through this period of uncertainty, and it is our responsibility to apply the recommended guidelines as published by Ministry of Health at https://covid19.govt.nz/ to ensure that we provide a SAFE facility for our community, tenants, staff and volunteers.

In order to do this successfully, we need everyone who visits the Centre to follow the recommended guidelines.  Please do not hesitate to contact staff and volunteers in the office, on phone 06 308 8329 or info@featherstoncommunity.org.nz  if you have any questions.

Practice Social Distancing

All staff, volunteers, tenants, clients and general users and visitors of the Centre are obliged to practice social distancing.  Be kind, be friendly, and adhere to these guidelines:

  • Do not shake hands, offer a hug, hongi or kiss on the cheek. You can smile, say hi & kia ora 🙂
  • When you arrive, please sanitise or wash your hands.
  • Please register your name in the visitor’s diary to enable us to track contact.
  • Always maintain a distance of at least 1m from other people.
  • Events will be limited to 50 people per large room, but under no circumstances can number of overall visitors to the Centre exceed 100 people.  We therefore ask that when you book a room, you estimate the number of people that you expect.
  • Don’t forget to wash your hands frequently, or use hand sanitisers.
  • Don’t touch your face.
  • If you sneeze or cough, please do so into your elbow or into a tissue that you throw away immediately.
  • If you feel unwell, stay at home.
  • Refer to a complete set of prevention guidelines at https://covid19.govt.nz/

Kitchen and lunch room guidelines

Apply distance during meal breaks or when using the kitchen.  Stagger your use of equipment and your lunch breaks.

  • Clean/wipe down surfaces before and after you use them with spray and wipe.
  • As a guide, avoid more than 1 person using each kitchen work surface at any time, or 2 people if they can be 2 metres apart.
  • We recommend a maximum of 4 other people using or sitting in the kitchen seated area, ensuring they are all comfortable with this and have sufficient space.
  • We recommend a maximum of 6 people using the kitchen AT ANY TIME, in separate areas.

Additional cleaning

Staff and volunteers will be cleaning frequently-touched surfaces after every use of Centre rooms, ie, when a group has left, staff or volunteers will spray and wipe with paper towels to disinfect all surfaces that people would have used, including bathroom surfaces.

Surfaces that will be cleaned are door handles, window handles, door handles on fireplace, any knobs, locks, table tops, phone, light switches, heater knobs, faucets, etc.  Paper towels are thrown away after each use and staff and volunteers will sanitise or wash their hands.

Cleaning products available for users to “self clean”

To help ensure that everyone is safe, please use our spray and wipe bottles and tissues to wipe surfaces before and after use of a room or surface. You will find cleaning products in all rooms used by the public, along with instructional signage. This will enable all community members to feel confident that the facilities are clean, and ensure that the space is clean for the next users. 

Please let us know if these cleaning products run out, so we can restock.

Tissues
We have placed a box of tissues in every room that is used by the general public.  Please let us know if tissues run out and need restocking.

Communicating updates

We will monitor the official Unite Against COVID 19 website and provide updated information if there are any changes to current response level and guidelines.

We welcome your suggestions and feedback on these guidelines.

He Waka Eke Noa

Thank you for helping your community.

These guidelines are available for downloading as a pdf file by clicking here

July 2020

Forgot to scan the QR code when you came into the Centre?  No problem, click here to download and scan the code.

HEALTH & SAFETY UPDATE 9 June 2020

Public health advice has informed the decision to move to Alert Level1 – as of 9 June 2020.  This means the risk of COVID-19 has been managed and all classes, groups, events and activities can run as normal.  

There are no restrictions at Alert Level 1, but the Centre asks that everyone signs into the Vistors’ Book upon arriving and leaving, and applies good hygiene practices..

In Alert Level 1, Public Health advises people to be vigilant when out and about.  If you believe that you are at risk, or want more information on these recommendations, please refer to https://uniteforrecovery.govt.nz/covid-19/stay-healthy/people-at-risk-of-covid-19/

Please be understanding of people using the facility who may choose to stay some distance away from other people. 

If you have any questions regarding the Centre, please don’t hesitate to email us at info@featherstoncommunity.org.nz  If you have any specific questions about classes, events, meetings and services, we recommend that you contact your provider or group contact.