COVID-19 Alert Level One advisory

On Saturday 21st March 2020, the Government advised a four-level alert level system to be used during the COVID-19 response. On Monday 8th June 2020, the Prime Minister announced that the country would move to Alert Level One from midnight 8th June 2020.

HRNZ Alert Level One Advisory

HRNZ has issued Orders and Directions that prevail according to the Government Alert Level, which as a consequence of moving to Alert Level One are rescinded.

Under Alert Level One HRNZ advises individuals and clubs to observe the following:

1. Contact Tracing

All harness training and racing tracks should facilitate a form of electronic contact tracing, so that participants, owners or public who wish to log their location may do so. Use should be encouraged with assistance of QR code posters in entrances, other prominent locations and potentially in racebooks. HRNZ recommends the Ministry of Health’s “NZ COVID Tracer” app.

2. Hygiene

In addition to the usual provision of soap at handbasins, and for the convenience of patrons who wish to continue to use hand sanitiser, Clubs should also provide dispensers at frequently used entrances and counters.

3. Personal Health

Club staff, participants and public should not attend meetings if they have a raised temperature or other indication of illness or fever; or any indication of a cough, sneezing or runny nose, or sore throat.

Phil Holden


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