In light of the Prime Minister’s announcement, please see the following updates for Selwyn Centres
On 21 September, the Government announced that the country (with the exception of Auckland) would move to Alert Level 1 at 11.59pm on 21 September. Therefore, we’re pleased to confirm that Selwyn Centres in Northland, Waikato and Christchurch will be able to reopen.
In reopening, Selwyn Centres will need to display the NZ COVID Tracer QR code and have contact tracing forms in place. People attending the Centres will need to practise safe hygiene (handwashing, using hand sanitiser and observing social distancing where practical). It’s important that the environment is kept clean and that surfaces are regularly wiped down. The wearing of face coverings will also help to keep our Selwyn Centre coordinators and guests safe, and are particularly useful when physical distancing is difficult.
If people are feeling unwell, they must stay home and are advised to contact their doctor or Healthline on 0800 358 5453 if experiencing flu or cold-like symptoms.
The Auckland region will move to Alert Level 2 at 11.59pm on 23 September. Unfortunately, this means that Selwyn Centres in greater Auckland will remain closed. At Alert Level 2, the disease is contained but there is still community transmission. Remember - the wearing of face coverings is mandatory if you’re travelling into, out of or through Auckland on public transport or aircraft.
Please stay up-to-date via the Government’s Covid-19 website and, in particular, with the advice on the protecting yourself and others from covid-19 section, face coverings, keeping track of where you’ve been via the Covid tracing app, and maintaining physical distancing.
We’ll continue to update you as the situation evolves and as information becomes available (the next expected update from the Government will be on 5 October).
We’re grateful to our coordinators and volunteers for all they’re doing to support their Centre guests and to keep our Selwyn community safe.
The Foundation also offers a range of resources and advice on support services, which are available at our ‘Be Well, Be Kind, Be Safe’ pages.