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COVID-19 UPDATES

20 September 2021 

As just announced Auckland move to Level 3 after 11.59 pm Tuesday 21st September.

The following advice is in place for Auckland

Meetings
No face-to-face meetings can occur until further notice. Please revert to virtual types of Guiding for the next seven days. For great ideas and tips our resource on Virtual Group Guiding can be found on the website here. If you are unable to hold virtual unit meetings, please contact your Area Manager.

In addition, you can enable the Programmes at Home and/or the Badge at Home functionality to assist parents and girls to continue to experience Guiding remotely. The tutorial videos can be found in the OGM Help section>Tutorial videos, or see the links below:


Programmes At Home – https://vimeo.com/402609630
Badges At Home – https://vimeo.com/399992119
Please ensure you use the OGM attendance record function for any virtual meetings.

Explore is not affected and access can continue as normal.

Events
All events for the prescribed lockdown period are cancelled. This applies to Guiding events, as well as GirlPowered NZ (community) events. Any event fee paid will be held in credit against girls’ records and this credit can be utilised for other Guiding activities or credited against any outstanding monies. Staff will be in contact regarding these events to assist with cancellation.
Please do not submit new events for approval for the time being.
Venues and properties owned/operated by GirlGuiding NZ are closed.


In General
Government Level 3-specific advice can be found here.
Keep track of your movements; we endorse downloading and using the official Covid-19 app.
Follow all hygiene recommendations from the Ministry of Health regarding hand washing; coughing and sneezing into your elbow; covering your nose and mouth with a mask or other covering; and practicing social distancing.
Use the QR codes on any building you enter or, if that is not possible, sign-in manually.
It is understandable if your wellbeing or that of your family/whānau is being affected by the uncertainly caused by these continuing restrictions. 


If you’re unwell

  • If you’re sick, stay home. Don’t go to work or school. Don’t socialise.
  • If you have symptoms of cold or flu call your doctor or Healthline and get advice about being tested.
  • If you have been told to self-isolate, you must do so immediately.

Rest of New Zealand at Level 2

Meetings

You can continue face-to-face Guiding, but with the requirements for social distancing and hygiene practices as outlined here (https://covid19.govt.nz/)

If you do not feel able to safely provide a face-to-face Guiding experience at the moment, please contact your Area Manager as soon as possible.

These are:

In addition, you can enable the Programmes at Home and/or the Badge at Home functionality to assist parents and girls to continue to experience Guiding remotely. The tutorial videos can be found in the OGM Help section>Tutorial videos, or see the links below:

Programmes At Home – https://vimeo.com/402609630
Badges At Home – https://vimeo.com/399992119
Please ensure you use the OGM attendance record function for any virtual meetings.

Events

Events and group activities are allowed, subject to conditions on gatherings, record keeping, and physical distancing where practical. If events are affected and need to be cancelled, staff will be in contact directly.

Ensure you use the OGM attendance record function

In General
Government Level 2-specific advice can be found here.
Keep track of your movements; we endorse downloading and using the official Covid-19 app.
Follow all hygiene recommendations from the Ministry of Health regarding hand washing; coughing and sneezing into your elbow; covering your nose and mouth with a mask or other covering; and practicing social distancing.
Use the QR codes on any building you enter or, if that is not possible, sign-in manually.
It is understandable if your wellbeing or that of your family/whānau is being affected by the uncertainly caused by these continuing restrictions. 

If you’re unwell

  • If you’re sick, stay home. Don’t go to work or school. Don’t socialise.
  • If you have symptoms of cold or flu call your doctor or Healthline and get advice about being tested.
  • If you have been told to self-isolate, you must do so immediately.