11 Aug 2020
As New Zealand works to contain community transmission, we’re returning to restrictions on how we work.
For many, this will create concern and worry. It’s really important to look after your wellbeing during this time.
From a work point of view, CHASNZ has produced really useful guidance about each alert level that’s designed for construction but also applicable to other sites or projects. Under both levels 2 and 3, building and construction work can continue, but you must follow health and safety guidance including contact tracing, social distancing and any mask requirements.
The protocols for levels 2 and 3 require face coverings as an appropriate control for close contact work (1–2 metres for level 3 and less than 1 metre for alert level 2). If the government mandates masks in public and or in the worksite in the future, the protocols will be updated to reflect any changes.
Under both level 2 and 3, all construction sites must keep track of people entering and leaving the site for contact tracing purposes by using a site register.
Ensuring a health and safety plan is in place is a requirement for all Covid-19 alert levels.