Mnu MNU

Covid-19 Notices

CURRENTLY WE ARE OPERATING UNDER COVID ALERT LEVEL DELTA TWO

These are our current processes and procedures around covid-19 and alert level notifications as they are issued by the government. We endeavour to update you all about access levels when they come through.

We are constantly looking at ways to improve our processes and procedures with regards to covid and will update our community as improvements are made. We thank all of our supporters of the sanctuary for your feedback and constant support of the maunga and project.

Follow our social channels for live updates on alert levels.

COVID-19 NOTICES FOR EDUCATION GROUPS

 

Alert levels 3 and 4:

 

Our Manu Tioriori visitor centre and southern enclosure are closed under alert levels 3 and 4. Onsite education visits are postponed until alert levels 1 or 2.

 

 

Alert level 2:

 

Education groups may self-guide providing level 2 guidelines are adhered to.

 

Please note:

All education outside the classroom trips and camps should be treated with strong caution, particularly if there are a large number of students (and staff, parents and caregivers) involved, but can go ahead in level 2.

 

It is recommended that schools develop a specific health and safety plan for managing any LEOTC trip under alert level 2.

 

It is essential for education groups to book in advance to ensure:

  • No mixing of students from different schools occurs. Each school group is a separate bubble.
  • A limit of 50 people are present indoors and 100 people are present outdoors. Students who mix in an environment with the public become part of a mass gathering, so they cannot visit premises while there are more than these numbers present.

 

Schools must ensure that the following guidelines are adhered to: 

  • Do not bring anyone on the trip that is sick. Anyone that is not feeling well should stay home and call Healthline for advice about getting a test.
  • The teacher in charge must keep a list of all participants on the trip including parents, helpers, bus drivers and providers for two months (as per guidelines in the MOE document ‘Heath and Safety in schools for COVID-19 – Guidance for all alert levels 1-4’).
  • Adults scan in using the COVID tracer app QR code.
  • Where possible, physical distancing of 2 metres is followed. Where this is not possible, 1 metre, or as much space as possible should be observed (the same as at school).
  • Face coverings are required indoors for those that are 12 and over.
  • Face coverings are encouraged where you cannot maintain physical distance from others.
  • Good hygiene measures are maintained, including washing your hands regularly and thoroughly, and coughing or sneezing into your elbow.
  • Everyone brings their own bottle of water and their own packed lunch.

 

 

Alert level 1:

 

Education tours may be facilitated by our education staff under alert level 1 providing the following guidelines are adhered to:

 

  • Do not bring anyone on the trip that is not feeling well.
  • Continue with good hygiene practices such as regularly and thoroughly washing your hands with soap or using hand sanitiser and coughing or sneezing into your elbow.
  • The use of hand sanitiser is facilitated upon arrival and at food and toilet break times.
  • Adults scan in using the COVID tracer app QR code.
  • The teacher in charge must keep a list of participants on the trip including parents, helpers, bus drivers and providers for two months (as per guidelines in the MOE document ‘Health and Safety in schools for COVID-19 – Guidance for all alert levels 1-4).
  • Social distancing continues to be encouraged between your group and Sanctuary Mountain staff, volunteers and other members of the public where possible.
  • Bring your own bottle of water and your own packed lunch.

 

 

Sanctuary Mountain:

  • Will provide hand sanitiser outside the visitor centre for school groups to use.
  • Will ensure QR code posters are available for adults to scan outside the visitor centre.
  • Will keep a record of education group visits in their online booking system.
  • Will clean facilities between groups.
  • Staff and volunteers will stay home if they are not feeling well.
  • Staff and volunteers will continue to maintain good hygiene practices such as regularly and thoroughly washing hands, coughing or sneezing into their elbow and regularly cleaning facilities.
  • Staff and volunteers will wear face coverings (Delta level 2) and encourage social distancing between groups.