COVID Policy and Plan

COVID-19

COVID Policy and Plan

We are able to run our workshops under Orange & Red restrictions with increased measures in place to ensure the safety of our guests and staff. Please read below the changes we are implementing for Green, Orange and Red Restrictions to minimise the risk and spread of COVID-19. 

At ANY Restriction level we ask that you observe the following: 

  • We ask that anyone with flu-like symptoms or feels unwell at any time before or during the workshop to inform us immediately and socially distance themselves as much as possible from the rest of the group. If on a tour we will then ask you to take a RAT test. A positive result will mean that you will have to self isolate and will not be able to continue with the tour or workshop. 
  • We reserve the right to ask anyone we feel may be unwell and/or have flu-like symptoms that may pose a risk to other attendees health and safety to leave any of our tours or workshops, even if they have a Negative RAT test at the time. 
  • We ask that if you have had contact with anyone who may have COVID-19 or is self-isolating because of contact with COVID-19, we ask that you have a negative PCR test done before attending any of our workshops.
  • We will be practising social distancing when we are in our classrooms and out in the field – under Red Restrictions
  • Before and after each workshop we will be sanitising the surfaces in our classrooms and facilities.
  • If your workshop requires that we travel together in our vans we strongly recommend the use of facial masks, our guides will be wearing them – Masks are compulsory at Orange & Red restrictions. 
  • On entering our vans or classrooms we will ask you to please sanitise your hands.
  • We ask that while on our workshops that you do not share food or equipment with other guests.

Operation policy for Green, Orange & Red Restrictions

We are able to run our tours under Orange & Red Restrictions. Please read carefully how we will be operating at each setting. 

Green Restrictions

We are able to run our workshops as per normal under alert Green. We will be maintaining strict hygiene practises on all of our tours, no matter what setting we are in. We encourage wearing face masks while we are in any vehicles. In addition to this please see “Protecting yourself from COVID-19” below. 

Orange Restrictions

On our tours and workshops we will require that you wear a face mask while in the classrooms and vehicles. Our tutors will be wearing masks. 

Red restrictions 

On our tours and workshops we will require that you wear a face mask while in the classrooms and vehicles. Our tutors will be wearing masks. We will also be socially distancing everyone in the classroom and field by 1m. 

Protecting yourself from COVID-19

We encourage the following guidelines recommended 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 will be following the Ministry of Health guidelines for our workshops.