Level 3 – what does that look like?
As we all prepare for another week at level 4 and then hopefully only 2 weeks at level 3 we’re getting used to our new ‘normal’. For some lucky ones, this has meant working from home and perhaps adapting their hours of work to accommodate family members inside their bubble.
Many businesses, again the lucky ones, will prepare to return to work at level 3 if they cannot work from home and in level 2 more businesses will plan to return to work.
Here are some key steps you must adhere to under level 3, quoted directly from www.covid19.govt.nz
The Golden Rules for businesses at Alert Level 3
If your business requires close physical contact it can’t operate.
Your staff should work from home if they can.
Customers cannot come onto your premises. Unless you are a supermarket, dairy, petrol station, pharmacy or permitted health service.
Your business must be contactless. Your customers can pay online, over the phone or in a contactless way. Delivery or pick-up must also be contactless.
Basic hygiene measures must be maintained. Physical distancing, hand washing and regularly cleaning surfaces. Workers must stay home if they are sick.
If you used PPE in your business before COVID-19, then keep using it in the same way. If you didn’t use PPE in your business before COVID-19, you don’t need it now. This is advice for retailers, manufacturers and the service industries. Different advice applies to essential healthcare workers, border agencies, courts and tribunal staff, first responders and corrections staff. Visit health.govt.nz for more advice
You must meet all other health and safety obligations.
You might find some staff ask for adjustments to their work arrangements as they quite like how they have adapted to working from home. Check out my blog on Flexible Working Arrangements.
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