Updated: Jun 9
New Zealand is now at Alert Level 1 At Alert Level 1, as of today, Amitabha Hospice Service will be resuming it's normal operations. Volunteers are now free to visit their patients without any restrictions. The Day-stay groups will be starting from next week onward. We are looking forward to seeing you all. As we unite to recover from the effects of COVID-19, it's still important that we keep the basic hygiene measures, including washing your hands and coughing or sneezing into your elbow. Volunteers are expected to maintain these standards and measures throughout their patients' visits ensuring the safety of all.
For more information visit the NZ government website : https://uniteforrecovery.govt.nz/covid-19/covid-19-alert-system/alert-level-1/
The Golden Rules for everyone at Alert Level 1
If you’re sick, stay home. Don’t visit your patient. Don’t socialize.
If you have cold or flu symptoms call your doctor or Healthline and make sure you get tested.
Wash your hands. Wash your hands. Wash your hands.
Sneeze and cough into your elbow, and regularly disinfect shared surfaces.
If you are told by health authorities to self-isolate you must do so immediately.
If you’re concerned about your wellbeing or have underlying health conditions, work with your GP to understand how best to stay healthy.
Keep track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen to help contact tracing if needed. Use the NZ COVID Tracer app as a handy way of doing this.
Stay vigilant. There is still a global pandemic going on. People and businesses should be prepared to act fast to step up Alert Levels if we have to.
People will have had different experiences over the last couple of months. Whatever you’re feeling — it’s okay. Be kind to others. Be kind to yourself.
Amitabha Hospice kindly requests all our volunteers and Day-stay group attendees to follow the above golden rules.
Anjalee Pieries Operations Manager