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Advice for Volunteers

To help prevent COVID-19 affecting our village communities, we are introducing additional measures in order to protect our vulnerable residents.

Effective 18 March, we regret to inform our Volunteers that we will be temporarily closing our care homes to all visitors. This includes volunteers, contractors and family friends, regardless of whether they feel well, haven’t travelled overseas or been in contact with anyone who has recently returned from abroad. 

For all our volunteers your own health and wellbeing is important to us. The symptoms of COVID-19 include a fever, coughing and difficulty breathing. If any of our volunteer community are suffering with cold or flu-like symptoms, we recommend you to self-isolate for 14 days until you are clear of symptoms.  Stay at home, avoid public gatherings and events, and follow good hygiene practices - cover your mouth and nose when sneezing with disposable tissues, then wash hands or use hand sanitiser, and maintain distance from others.

If people are concerned they can phone Healthline’s dedicated COVID-19 number 0800 358 5453 or contact their GP, phoning ahead of their visit. Further information is available here or you can visit the new Government website https://covid19.govt.nz/

Thank you for all you do to support our residents, and for your understanding and cooperation during this uncertain time.