Information last updated 9 June 2020
Alert Level 1 guidance
For the most part Alert Level 1 is very much a return to business as usual for you with good hygiene practices, with people who are unwell staying away remaining a priority.
Under Alert Level 1:
- No specific public health requirements, so Centres will no longer have to maintain an indoor temperature of 18 degrees Celsius (although this remains a good practice)
- Restrictions on personal movement, so all children and staff continue to be safe to go to their service
- No requirement to keep a contact tracing register – just continue with the usual practice of having visitor and attendance registers
- Physical distancing is not a requirement but where possible or practicable is encouraged when you are around people you don’t know.
- No restrictions on numbers at gatherings or on physical activities including cultural and sporting activities, practices and events.
Centres should also:
- Ask sick people to stay home (and to phone Healthline on 0800 611 116 or their GP to get tested if they have cold or flu symptoms).
- Regularly wash and dry hands, and to sneeze / cough into elbows.
- Provide soap, water and the ability to dry hands.
- Regularly disinfect shared surfaces.
- Ensure stringent self-isolation of those who display relevant symptoms of COVID-19, test positive for COVID-19, have been in close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19, or have been overseas in the last 14 days – Ministry of Health information for self-isolation.
At all levels, upon advice from the local medical officer of health, any educational facilities connected to a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19 must close on an individual or group basis for 72 hours to allow contact tracing, and then potentially for a further 14 days.
You can find further Ministry of Education guidance and licensing information here – Licensed-Services-Alert-Level-1-Guidance (1)