COVID-19 can be severe, and has caused millions of deaths around the world as well as lasting health problems in some who have survived the illness. The coronavirus can be spread from person to person through droplets and virus particles released into the air when an infected person breathes, talks, laughs, sings, coughs or sneezes. Larger droplets may fall to the ground in a few seconds, but tiny infectious particles can linger in the air and accumulate in indoor places, especially where many people are gathered and there is poor ventilation. This is why mask-wearing, hand hygiene and physical distancing are essential to preventing COVID-19.
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Worksafe - Managing health and safety - Covid-19
Advisers guiding you through the Covid-19 alert levels
The HASANZ Register is a platform which is free to use and will help you find reliable, quality, health and safety advice.
There are varied disciplines that together make up New Zealands health and safety workforce and to help guide you we’ve provided a summary of the areas covered by our professional member Associations.
Getting help from health and safety professionals at COVID-19 alert levels
Contact Tracing and Safety Plan
To stop any future spread of COVID-19, we need to trace the contacts of anyone who may have been exposed to COVID-19 and break the chain of transmission. Contact tracing helps us do that.
Meet your contact tracing requirements
All people on-site should sign in using either the QR code or an alternative contact tracing system. This includes employees, customers and other visitors. Make sure it’s done every day, including weekends and after hours. People who sign in with the NZ COVID Tracer app don’t need to use an alternative system.
Display your QR code poster
All workplaces and businesses legally must display an NZ COVID Tracer QR code for each location. This applies at all Alert Levels.
Your COVID-19 safety plan – what you need to think about
Under alert Level 3 all businesses that are permitted to resume operations need to have a COVID-19 safety plan that sets out how they’ll operate safely. To help meet the requirements for Level 3 work arrangements, WorkSafe New Zealand has developed a template to help workplaces consider the risks introduced by COVID-19 and how they can mitigate them.
The purpose of the plan is to ensure the health and safety of workers and others is not put at risk from changes that are made to work arrangements because of this pandemic. We know that for some workplaces, resumption of business in a way that minimises risk to workers is going to be hard to do and this template will support them through the process of considering risk, and controlling it.
HASANZ - COVID-19 Webinar Series
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Ministry of Social Development
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Covid-19: Information for businesses
Workers working from home
Better Work NZ
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ACC - Stretches for the office
Office Stretches Worksmart tips
Worksafe - Safely using computers at work
TBI Health - Tips for office stretches - A5 Flyer
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CHASNZ - Covid-19 Construction Protocols
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