SERVICES DURING COVID-19

Health

Your physical and emotional health is mega important to us. We are available to chat with you virtually and now see you at school or Alternative Education. 

Our youth clinics are based at Nayland College, Motueka high School, Youth Nelson, On Trac and Nelson Young Parents School.

For more information about any of our health and wellbeing services, please contact leeann@

whanakeyouth.org.nz or 0211542369

Well-being

We know young people are hugely amazing and believe you will become even more amazing during this time. Check out our activities and links online to help you through. If you need specific resources we can get them to you. 

Staff

Nurse team:

Ruth Rogers 02041187648

Tania Wright 0212257123

Gwyneth Barr 021381123

Youth Support: 

Jess van Arendonk

0225305970

Robyn Fenselau

02102702417

Joanne Bradley 

021208 1938

Covid-19 Alert Level 2 

Information on life and business at Alert Level 2.

New Zealand moved to Alert Level 2 at 11:59pm on Wednesday 13 May. From midday Friday 29 May the limit on gatherings has changed from 10 to 100 people.

 

Play it safe

You have more freedom of movement at Alert Level 2, but it’s up to each one of us to keep the rest of New Zealand safe.

These are the most important things that you can remember and do:

  • COVID-19 is still out there. Play it safe.

  • Keep your distance from other people in public.

  • If you’re sick, stay home. Don’t go to work or school. Don’t socialise.

  • If you have symptoms of cold or flu call your doctor or Healthline and get advice about being tested.

  • Wash your hands. Wash your hands. Wash your hands.

  • Sneeze and cough into your elbow, regularly disinfect surfaces.

  • If you have been told to self-isolate you must do so immediately.

  • Keep a track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen.

 

Life at Alert Level 2

Life at Alert Level 2 means you can resume many of your everyday activities — but you have to do so safely.

  • All businesses can open to customers if they can do it safely. This will help to get people back to work.

  • You can go in-store at businesses.

  • Tertiary education facilities, schools and Early Learning Centres will be open for all ages.

  • You can travel between regions.

  • Social gatherings like weddings, religious ceremonies and birthdays can have up to 100 people.

  • You can safely connect and socialise with close friends and family, in groups of up to 100.

  • You can visit local cafes, restaurants, bars and pubs to have a meal.

  • You can return to your regular recreation activities, but there can be no more than100 people there.

 

Controls at Alert Level 2

Alert Level 2 is not life as normal, some restrictions and other measures remain in place to reduce the risk of transmission.

  • We need to maintain physical distancing.

  • We'll keep tight controls in place at our borders.

  • Our wide-scale testing will continue.

  • We'll find and self-isolate anyone who is unwell as well as their close contacts.

  • There will be measures in place to allow some safe travel and socialising.

  • Restrictions on social gatherings will be in place.

  • Early childhood centres, schools and tertiary organisations will see most people returning — with controls in place.

  • Physical distancing, hygiene standards and contact registers where required will make businesses safe.

 

Personal movement

At Alert Level 2, you can leave home to do more things, but you should follow public health measures and consider others around you.

Physical distancing

Keep your distance when out and about:

  • 2 metres in public and in retail stores, like supermarkets and clothes shops.

  • 1 metre in most other environments like workplaces, cafes, restaurants, and gyms.

There will be a few times at Alert Level 2 where it won’t be possible to maintain physical distance, so there will be other measures to manage public health risks.

 

Gatherings, events, and public venues

From midday Friday 29 May the the limit on social gatherings has changed from 10 to 100 people.

These include events at home and outside of home such as:

  • weddings

  • family events

  • religious services

  • funerals and tangihanga

  • private functions, like a birthday at a hired premises.

Play it safe — keep surfaces clean, wash your hands, and maintain safe physical distancing where possible.

A person in charge of a social gathering, must ensure records are kept for contact tracing purposes, except where every person in a gathering knows each other. This includes in your home, community hall, or other space.

You should not participate in any gatherings if you have COVID-19 symptoms or if you need to be in isolation for any reason. Public venues

Many public venues will be open again at Alert Level 2. This includes:

  • museums and libraries

  • cinemas

  • restaurants, cafes and bars.

All public venues must keep records to enable contact tracing.

 

Exercise, sport and recreation

You can do your usual exercise and recreation activities, provided you can do them safely.

This includes activities that were restricted previously, including:

  • walking, biking and hunting on public conservation land

  • swimming at a public swimming pool, but there will be restrictions

  • going to the gym, but there will be restrictions

  • boating and motorised watersports

  • hunting during duck shooting season.

Community sports are limited to groups of 100 in a defined space. A sports field can have multiple defined spaces by keeping:

  • people in groups of up to 100

  • groups separate either through consistent 2m physical distancing when outdoors or barriers.

  • These groups are prevented from intermingling or sharing common facilities at the same time.

More information on exercisely safely

Travel and transport

You can travel, but make sure you do it in a safe way.

You can travel around the country, if you follow good personal health measures. You will need to keep records of what travel services you use and keep track of who you have been in contact with. You should keep your distance from groups of people you don’t know. You should minimise the number of places you stop on the way to your destination.

You must not travel to events which do not meet the requirements for gatherings at Alert Level 2.

There will be significantly more people driving on our roads and public transport will have reduced capacity as people try to maintain a safe distance during Alert Level 2. So, it’s important to plan your travel, expect delays and allow extra time.

Tips for minimising risk while travelling:

  • If you can, try to avoid travelling on the roads and on public transport at peak times, or consider alternative ways of travelling, like cycling or walking.

  • While waiting for public transport avoid standing close to strangers, and avoid sitting next to someone you don’t know when on board. Follow the instructions from your transport operators.

  • Maintain good hygiene – wash your hands often, sneeze or cough into your elbow.

  • Keep track of your journey, including where and when you boarded and where you’re sitting.

  • If you can, try to take public transport at off-peak times.

  • Avoid sitting or standing next to someone you don’t know.

  • If you’re flying or taking other forms of transport that involve bookings, follow the physical distancing instructions from your transport operators.

  • You must not travel if you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19, awaiting a test, or if you need to self-isolate.

 

Education

Early learning services, schools and tertiary education facilities are open to all ages.  It is safe to attend all forms of education. Additional public health measures are in place. It is important that all learners can continue their education.

On the advice of public health officials, any educational facilities connected to a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19 must close on an individual or group basis to allow contact tracing, and then potentially for a further 14 days.

At-risk people

There is guidance for people at higher risk of COVID-19. It includes advice under the different Alert Levels, who is at higher risk, and how they can protect themselves.

Information for at-risk people

 

Self-isolation, quarantine and testing

At Alert Level 2, people who are a probable or confirmed case of COVID-19, or who are a close contact of a case, will have to self-isolate for 14 days, or until cleared by a doctor.

People arriving from overseas will continue to be placed in managed-isolation for 14 days, or quarantine if they are showing symptoms. Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 should get tested — contact your doctor or Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

Contact Us

021 1542369

hello@whanakeyouth.org.nz

Unit N, 530 Main Rd Stoke, Nelson 7011

PO Box 2004, Stoke Nelson 7041

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