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With today's move to Alert Level 2 for most of Aotearoa/NZ, we would like to tell you all that the VM office will remain open and our staff will still be working from the office between 10am and 2pm every weekday.
If you would like to visit us, we do ask that you consider if you have Covid-19 symptoms or if you may have been in contact with someone who has the virus. If you have, please call or email us before coming in.
For volunteers and volunteer-involving organisations, these are the recommended guidelines:
> Virtual/online/phone volunteering is the safest option.
> However, other volunteering can continue with physical distancing and health & safety precautions in place.
> Volunteer training can continue as long as there are no more than 100 people gathered.
If you have any questions or concerns about volunteering (or involving volunteers in your organisation's work) during Level 2, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.
You can send us a direct message, call 03 577 9388, or email email@example.com
For more general info on Covid-19 and Alert Level 2, like & follow Unite against COVID-19 or go to the all-of-government website (covid19.govt.nz...)
Kia kaha ki Aotearoa
On Tuesday night, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced there were four new Covid-19 cases in the community.
Auckland moved into level 3 at midday on Wednesday, and the rest of the country into level 2.
Kiwis outside of Auckland can still continue to go to work and school, with physical distancing, and are advised to wear masks in public.
Businesses can open to the public if they are following public health guidance, which includes physical distancing and record keeping.
In terms of gatherings, New Zealanders must not travel to events with more than 100 people. This includes weddings, birthdays, funerals and tangihanga.
The Government advises all Kiwis to practise good hygiene and stay home if sick.
For more information on what the different alert levels mean for you, click here.
Stadium 200 remains open under alert level 2.
Under the alert level however, the steam room and sauna will be closed. Water fountains are unavailable until further notice. The upstairs spectators seating will be cordoned off and closed until further notice.
Numbers in the spa are limited to 7 people.
Sanitizing and washing hands:
We have continued to sanitise since throughout but we ask more than ever now that you are vigilant with sanitising or washing your hands before, during and leaving the Stadium. Keeping safe is about sharing the load so that means where self-cleaning is possible we ask that you chip in.
Our guidelines tell us that we must remain 1m apart if not further where possible. You will notice that at reception we have barriers to avoid getting too close to each other.
Our numbers in each of our zones is limited to 100 persons and staff will be on hand to answer any questions. We will keep people moving around the facility so we ask that you come, you enjoy and then you leave without hanging around longer than necessary.
You will be required to swipe your access card for every entry into the Pool or Gym. At other zones within the Stadium (Subway, CPR, some Group Fitness classes, and when visiting other tenants within the building) registers must be completed and we recommend using the official COVID-19 Mobile App as well. For all casual visits to the stadium we will require a few more details than normal so please be patient and kind as staff work through what is required.
Classes will continue but with more distancing between each other and on completion you will be asked to sanitise your equipment.