Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
As you are likely aware, all of New Zealand is at Pandemic Alert Level 2, with Auckland having further restrictions on social gatherings, funerals and tangihanga’s.
We will update again once we know for sure when levels are moving.
- We are offering courses online. Tell us what your needs are as we can respond quickly.
- Our training rooms are open for face-to-face courses as usual under strict health and safety controls.
What are these strict health and safety controls?
- Thorough job safety analysis done for each course to ensure risks and controls are in place.
- Risk matrices are updated regularly.
- Full toolbox before every course.
- Strict social distancing.
- Communal areas are closed (including the coffee machines, sorry!). Lunch is provided in individual packages. We will supply bottled water.
- Cleaning regime has been increased.
- We are recommending use of Tracing App.
- Each classroom has hand sanitiser, masks (for your use if you wish otherwise bring your own), and wipes.
- We have enforced social distancing at our reception area – please stand behind the lines.
- To keep our staff safe, most will still be working from home. We will be available by phone and email and we can still discuss your training needs, our reception area at Manadon Street is open.
- If you are sick – do NOT come to training. Stay at home.
- If you start to feel unwell during training – notify our trainer immediatly.
- If you have any of the following symptoms: Fever, coughing, difficulty breathing, phone the Helpline: 0800 358 5453 or talk to your GP (phone before you visit the clinic).
How it spreads
Like the flu, COVID-19 can be transmitted from person to person. The scientific evidence confirms that coronavirus is spread by droplets. This means that when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks, they may generate droplets containing the virus. These droplets are too large to stay in the air for long, so they quickly settle on surrounding surfaces.
Droplet-spread diseases can be spread by coughing and sneezing, close personal contact and contact with an object or surface with viral particles on it and then touching your mouth, nose or eyes.
That’s why it’s really important to practice good hygiene, regularly wash and thoroughly dry your hands and practice good cough etiquette.
Prevention – how to protect yourself and others
You can take some simple steps to help stop the spread of diseases like COVID-19.
- Avoid close contact with people with cold or flu-like illnesses.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues or clothing.
- Wash hands for at least 20 seconds with water and soap and dry 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.
- Below are two videos on correct hand washing technique and coughing etiquette.
- Coughing etiquette video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2jbEetZ8G4.
- Hand washing technique https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IisgnbMfKvI.
If you have any questions please call Heathline on 0800 358 5453.
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