PNZ COVID-19 Guidelines and Health and Safety Plans
UPDATED 8 SEPTEMBER 2021
PNZ will continue to monitor the developments daily and have been in regular communication discussing the impact of COVID-19 on our staff, coaches, Para athletes, support staff and upcoming PNZ events. Information is being sourced from many different authorities including the Government, Ministry of Health, IPC, International Federations, HPSNZ, and PNZ Medical Director – Jake Pearson.
The latest HPSNZ updates can be seen here.
IPC weekly updates can be seen here.
New Zealand Government guidance here.
IMPORTANT: The Auckland region is at Alert Level 4 until at least 13 September. The rest of New Zealand is at Alert Level 2.
PNZ GUIDELINES FOR ALL PNZ TEAM MEMBERS (INCLUDING ALL STAFF, CONTRACTORS AND PARA ATHLETES)
Outlined in the Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) Guidelines and Health and Safety Plans below for Alert Level 2 and 4 are measures to prevent, detect, contain, and rapidly respond to COVID-19 related risks. We are all in this together, and whether you are a board member, employee, contractor, Para athlete, support team member, or visitor here are some general steps to help keep everyone safe. Please refer to the Plans below.
For those experiencing anxiety or having welfare concerns please ensure you talk to either:
- Manager/Programme Manager
- PNZ Psychologist, Rod Corban at [email protected] or 021 941 765
IMPORTANT PNZ DOCUMENTS
Should PNZ employees, contractors or Para athletes require any further information or support please feel free to discuss with your Manager and/or Programme Manager.
For medical queries please contact PNZ Medical Director Jake Pearson at [email protected] or 022 062 2038.
For welfare related queries please contact PNZ Psychologist, Rod Corban at [email protected] or 021 941 765.
For any other queries please feel free to discuss with PNZ Chief Executive on [email protected] or 027 248 4828.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19?
Symptoms of COVID-19 most frequently include sneezing and runny nose, fever, cough, shortness of breath and sore throat, temporary loss of smell or altered sense of taste, vomiting and diarrhoea may also be present.
(See https://covid19.govt.nz/health-and-wellbeing/about-covid-19/covid-19-symptoms/#covid-19-symptoms for further symptom details).
WHAT DO YOU DO IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE COVID-19?
If you have symptoms and may have been in contact with someone with COVID-19, you should phone Healthline on 0800 358 5453 (+64 9 358 5453 from overseas) or contact your GP by phone.