COVID-19: A Level 2 Update

Kia ora te whānau

Here we are again in Level Two. Despite being prepared for the reality of community transmission, we couldn’t help but feel a little shocked when it happened. Our thoughts are with those directly affected and wider community in Tāmaki Makaurau, including our fellow Mates and Dates providers.

At RespectEd Aotearoa, we are closely following the Ministry of Health guidelines and continuing to provide education in the community across the Lower and Central North Island. We are taking additional precautions at Level Two. Our staff will, of course, be maintaining a two-metre distance from those we don’t know and a one-metre distance where two metres is not possible. We will also be wearing masks while out in the community, including in the classroom.

Additionally, we have reduced shared high touch surfaces by removing physical resources from our programmes, with group activities happening instead by discussion or using the whiteboard.

Our staff will be based from their homes during Level Two, with minimal office use. You can continue to contact us as you normally would on our emails, mobile phones and our portable office landline: 04 801 8975.

We, like all of you, are hoping to be back in Level One soon but are prepared should we need to keep working at the higher levels. We’ve done this before, and we can do it again.

Kia kaha Aotearoa.