Last update: 21st March 2020

The health and safety of our workshop participants and instructors is our first priority and is what we think about first as we are dealing with this evolving situation.

As the situation continues to develop we reserve the right to change this policy.

Update 21st March 2020 – Due to current update domestic travel information, we are currently reviewing workshop booking over the April/May if your workshop has been affected by these we will be in touch with an update on your booking over the next week. If your booking is in June or later, any updates on these will be issued 30-day before the tour date.

Update 14th March 2020 – Please be aware that New Zealand now requires all International Arrivals to New Zealand to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival to New Zealand. This policy has been implemented for the next 16 days and after that, it will be reviewed however we are looking further ahead and assuming that it may be in place for some time. – If you are travelling from overseas and this has affected your booking please get in touch with us

Upcoming tours & workshops

We want you to know that we are monitoring the situation closely, and we will make adjustments to our workshop scheduling and itineraries as necessary. We note that the mandatory 14-day isolation period for international arrivals is likely to affect international travellers who are booked on an upcoming tour in April/May.

We will not allow on the workshop any guest who, within 14 days before the workshop start date, has had contact with, or helped care for, anyone suspected or diagnosed as having COVID-19, or who is currently subject to health monitoring for possible exposure to COVID-19. If you have any health concerns, please get in touch with us prior to arriving on tour. If we are in any way concerned about your health, we reserve the right to ask you to exclude yourself from the tour at any point.

Protecting yourself from COVID-19

To find out the latest information and news releases on COVID-19 follow these links:
https://www.govt.nz/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/
https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus

We also encourage the following guidelines recommending by the Ministry of Health:

  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or by covering your mouth and nose with tissues.
  • Put used tissues in the bin or a bag immediately.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water often (for at least 20 seconds).
  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.
  • Avoid personal contact, such as kissing, sharing cups or food with sick people.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects, such as doorknobs.
  • Stay home if you feel unwell.
  • We also recommend:

  • We encourage you to refrain from all but non-essential travel before your workshop. If you must travel, then we need to know where you have been.
  • Practice “social distancing”. You should be keeping a safe distance from others as much as possible in your daily life.
  • Anyone can also contact the Ministry of Health dedicated phone line for COVID-19 on 0800 358 545
    We will be following the Ministry of Health guidelines for our workshops.
    We will be sending this policy to you before your workshop, regarding the virus, our policies, and the precautionary measures we will be taking.

    COVID-19 Procedures for Tours and Workshops

    On arrival at any of our workshops, we will be asking you to do the following:

  • Sanitize your hands
  • Maintain good hygiene practises i.e. coughing into a tissue or sleeve
  • Refrain from touching others including handshaking and hugging
  • Keep as much distance between other participants as possible
  • Limit the use of shared resources e.g. pens
  • We will be doing the following to make sure we do everything possible to limit the spread of COVID-19

  • Asking anyone who is unwell to not join the group
  • Sanitize any communal hard surfaces
  • Have hand sanitizer available