Information For Tenants COVID - 19
As you may know, the Ministry of Health’s Director-General announced the seventh confirmed case of COVID-19 in New Zealand.
We will be treating COVID-19 as a Health & Safety issue. Health & Safety is also the responsibility of tenants who have a responsibility under the Health & Safety Act. They have to take reasonable care for their own and others’ health and safety and follow any reasonable instructions given by the landlord.
- If anyone in the property is undertaking voluntary isolation you must notify your property manager by email immediately. It will be noted as a hazard for property managers and tradespeople which may result in routine inspections and minor maintenance being postponed;
- If all clear then please notify your property manager by email after 21 days.
- If somebody at the property has been confirmed with coronavirus it is most important your property manager is notified immediately.
In the meantime, we can provide you with some further facts from the World Health Organization.
- Evidence from China shows that only 1% of reported cases do not have symptoms, and most of those cases develop symptoms within 2 days.
- From the data we have so far, COVID-19 does not transmit as efficiently as influenza.
It continues to remain that the best thing to do is to practice good preventative measures, particularly good hygiene:
- Washing hands with soap and water for 20 seconds before and after eating, after helping children blow their noses, as well as after attending the toilet.
- Covering coughs and sneezes with clean tissues or with an elbow. Followed up with washing of the hands, and sometimes arms, for 20 seconds using soap and water.
- Putting used tissues in the bin.
- After assisting in cleaning up a child, you must ensure that you and the child wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds.
- Encouraging family members to stay home if they are unwell.
Credible evidence-based information about COVID-19 can be found at the following places: