PNZ COVID-19 Guidelines and Health and Safety Plans
UPDATED 9 JUNE 2022
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, and HPSNZ.
The latest HPSNZ updates can be seen here.
New Zealand Government guidance here.
What COVID-19 Protection Framework setting are you currently at?
All of New Zealand is in the Orange setting and phase 3 of the Omicron response.
PNZ GUIDELINES FOR ALL PNZ TEAM MEMBERS (INCLUDING ALL EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS AND PARA ATHLETES)
Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) Guidelines and Health and Safety Plans for the current traffic light setting(s) within the COVID-19 Protection Framework are below. We are all in this together, and whether you are a board member, employee, contractor, Para athlete, support team member, volunteers, or visitor here are some general steps to help keep everyone safe.
For those experiencing anxiety or having welfare concerns please ensure you talk to either:
- Manager/Programme Manager
- PNZ Psychologist, Rod Corban at email@example.com 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 welfare related queries please contact PNZ Psychologist, Rod Corban at firstname.lastname@example.org or 021 941 765.
For any other queries please feel free to discuss with PNZ Chief Executive on email@example.com or 027 248 4828.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19?
Symptoms of COVID-19 most frequently include:
- Sneezing and runny nose
- Shortness of breath
- Sore throat
- Temporary loss of smell or altered sense of taste
(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 cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms you should get a test. Please visit the Ministry of Health’s Covid-19 website for advice on how to get a test.
If you live with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you are a Household Contact. You must self-isolate from the day the person with COVID-19 tests positive or is notified as a probable case until they complete 7 days of isolation. You will need to get a test for COVID-19 on Day 3, and on Day 7 of the isolation period, or sooner if you develop symptoms.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19?
You will need to isolate for at least 7 days while you recover. Your 7 days start from Day 0 — the day your symptoms started or the day you got tested.
You do not need a test to leave isolation. If you are still sick, stay home until you are well and for 24 hours after your symptoms resolve.
If you need any advice on how to treat your symptoms or have worsening symptoms, talk to your healthcare provider or call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.
If it is an emergency and you need urgent medical help call 111 immediately.