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Settings change at alert level 1

Settings change at alert level 1

The Government today announced changes to NZ's COVID alert level settings.

The following changes were announced by the Government today:

  • Auckland moves to Alert Level 2 at 11:59pm on Wednesday 23rd September for a two- week period
  • The rest of the country moves to Alert Level 1 at 11:59pm tonight 21st September

These settings will be reviewed again on Monday 5th October.

Changes to our care centres settings

Outside of Auckland, visiting restrictions will now be lifted in line with alert level 1 settings. Bookings to visit our care centres will no longer be required. Please check for updated visiting hours. Screening will remain in place and masks are recommended but no longer mandatory. Resident outings will be facilitated but please continue to check with the care centre staff before planning an outing.

Auckland, visitor guidelines remain unchanged. Visits to our care centres are possible as long as visitors follow precautions in place to minimise the risk of COVID transmission.

  • Visits of no more than 2 visitors at one time
  • No children under 14 years
  • All visits must be booked – please use bookme.arvida.co.nz
  • All visitors MUST be well and will be screened following the completion of a health and safety declaration
  • Visitors MUST wear a mask while within the care centre
  • Visitors must follow the Ministry of Health’s and the care centre’s infection prevention and control measures, for example good hand hygiene, physical distancing and appropriate use of PPE.

We will not yet be allowing resident outings for our Auckland based care centres.

Changes to our retirement community settings

Outside of Auckland, at alert level 1 life as usual can resume. All village common facilities are now open again. Visitors will still need to sign in using either EVA or the manual register.

Auckland, all independent and serviced apartment residents can continue to move about freely, visit family and friends, and go to shops and cafes while observing the Government’s health recommendations. At level 2 event and gathering sizes are to be kept to less than 100 people.

Continue to play it safe

Viruses such as COVID and the flu are easily spread by close contact with people who have symptoms. Infection can also be passed touching surfaces or objects with droplets and transferring them to your mouth, nose, or eyes.

So please stick to the golden rules to keep everyone safe.

  • If you are sick, stay home. Please do not visit
  • Wear a mask or face covering, if you can
  • Practice good personal hygiene: wash your hands; sneeze and cough into your elbow; regularly disinfect shared surfaces
  • Maintain a 2-metre physical distance from those you do not know
  • If you have cold or flu symptoms call your doctor or Healthline and make sure you get tested. If you are told by health authorities to self-isolate, you must do so immediately and make your village manager aware
  • Keep track of where you have been and who you have seen to help contact tracing if needed.
  • If you are concerned about your wellbeing or have underlying health conditions, work with your GP to understand how best to stay healthy.

Thank you!

Thank you once again for your support, understanding and cooperation. The success we have had at keeping our villages COVID-free is due to the cooperation and support we have had from our residents, their families, and our team.