Recreate NZ COVID Delta level 2 policy

To summarise the different alert levels:

Alert level 4 – No physical programmes operating, online zoom programmes can operate instead.


Alert level 3 – No physical programmes operating, online zoom programmes can operate instead.


Alert level 2 – as below


Alert level 1 – All programmes can go ahead with no COVID related disruption


Recreate NZ have identified that Alert level 2 (Delta) currently for all regions outside Auckland requires additional health and safety processes as well as potential changes in how programmes can operate. This document follows the guidelines and advice from the Ministry of Health to ensure a safe programme for all.

Recreate NZ offers programmes for young people with disabilities, some of whom have compromised immune systems. Bearing this in mind, Recreate NZ facilitators, volunteers and participants must understand and comply with the following rules:


  1. Scanning – All participants and/or parents must QR code scan upon entry to a Recreate office.

    • While on programme, individual scanning is encouraged however the Recreate NZ facilitator will always scan for the group.

  2. Masks - While on programme, mask wearing is mandatory in indoor public places and where we cannot maintain a 2m distance from the public.

    • When in Recreate vehicles or at hired accommodation, mask wearing is optional.

    • Please advise Recreate NZ staff should the participant have a mask wearing exemption.

    • Recreate staff will check all booked venues prior to departure to ensure compliance with Government guidelines.

  3. Vaccinations - Facilitator and volunteer vaccination is not compulsory but is encouraged by Recreate NZ to ensure a safe programme for all.

  4.  Participant vaccination is not compulsory but is encouraged to ensure a safe programme for all.

    • Accordingly, Recreate NZ requests the status of COVID vaccinations of all participants for internal record keeping. This information will be treated as confidential and will not be shared without consent.

    • Please note that you do not need to tell us this information should you not wish to disclose.

  5. COVID - Any participant showing COVID symptoms pre-programme, or has been tested or is waiting for a test result within 14 days of programme start will not be able to attend the programme.

  6. If a participant is showing COVID symptoms during a programme, the participant will isolated from the group and parents are to be informed for an early collection from programme. (a local COVID test may also be arranged)

  7. Hygiene - Staff, volunteers and participants must ensure high standards of hygiene including:

  • Regular handwashing and sanitising

  • Limited physical contact (no hugs, high fives, handshakes)

  • Coughing and sneezing into elbows or tissues


If hygiene standards drop below an acceptable level, parents may be contacted and notified by the Programme Coordinator and remedial actions discussed.


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