COVID-19 UPDATE

Following the Government’s update on Monday 13 December, it was announced that all areas in the red Covid traffic light regions, excluding Northland, will move into orange from 11.59pm on 30 December 2021.

In respect to Generus Living Group villages, the Auckland region will move to “Orange”, Tauranga and Christchurch regions will remain at “Orange” settings.

Traffic Light framework

To assist in navigating the Traffic Light settings within the broader community, the below table outlines general guidelines. Again, should you require assistance in downloading your ‘My Vaccine Pass’ – please seek help within the village.

 

Traffic Light

 Red

Orange

Green

Government
summary

Red will be used if there’s a need to protect both at-risk people and our health system from an unsustainable number of hospitalisations.

Orange will be used when there’s increasing community transmission of COVID-19. Green will be used when there are some COVID-19 cases in the community.

General settings

  • Record keeping/ scanning required
  • Face coverings mandatory on flights, public transport, taxis, retail, public venues, recommended whenever leaving house
  • Public facilities – up to 100 people [calculated based on 1m distancing]
  • Retail – open with capacity limits [calculated based on 1m distancing]
  • Education – open with public health measures and con
  • Record keeping/scanning required
  • Face coverings mandatory on flights, public transport, taxis, retail, public venues, encouraged elsewhere
  • Public facilities – capacity limits [calculated based on 1m distancing]
  • Retail – open with capacity limits [calculated based on 1m distancing]
  • Education – open with public health measures in place
  • Record keeping/ scanning required
  • Face coverings mandatory on flights, encouraged indoors
  • Public facilities – open
  • Retail – open
  • Education - open

Travel

You can travel between regions that are at different settings. However, between 3 December 2021 and 17 January 2022 there are travel requirements in place if you are travelling out of Auckland. These requirements include full vaccination or have had a negative test administered no more than 72 hours prior to departure.

 

Additionally, it is strongly recommended that any visitors who travel from “red” regions to “orange” or “green” regions to complete a health declaration, stating that they:

 

  • have no flu-like symptoms,
  • have not been in self-isolation within the previous 14 days, and
  • have not been in contact with anyone who has been in self-isolation in the last 14 days.

 

Village Trafic Light settings

Given the higher risk profile of those over the age of 70 years, we have elected to operate under the “My Vaccine Pass” requirement within our villages. This means, that we will be adopting the same operating requirements as a business/ facility in the broader community, who are requiring a vaccine pass. This will include the village community facilities.

We have completed detailed Village Traffic Light Protocols which have been distributed to residents and are available upon request. Please contact the Generus Living Covid Response Team should you have specific enquiry via covidresponse@generus.co.nz

Aged care facilities

Aged care facilities have site specific requirements regarding visitation protocols, admissions etc. These protocols are aligned with the respective DHB guidelines and traffic light settings. Please ask for specific guidelines from the aged care facility.

Summary

We acknowledge that for some these operating protocols are restrictive. However, for the vast majority they offer some assurance and a semblance of normal life. There will be clear signage displayed at facility entrances [as required under the legislation], showing those areas where “My Vaccine Pass” is required.

We have implemented specific QR codes for different areas within the village, we would ask for your vigilance with scanning as this information is important in the event contact tracing is required. We will soon be distributing further information and insights on “Living with COVID-19” within our community and village to all residents.

We have set up a dedicated email address for any questions or concerns you may have in relation to this new framework, or any other general questions. Simply email covidresponse@generus.co.nz and our Generus Living Covid Response Team will aim to respond within 3 working days.

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