IMPORTANT NOTICE: WAIKATO BIODIVERSITY FORUM – COVID-19 UPDATE 18/05/20
Update on Biodiversity Work During COVID-19 Level 2 Restrictions
Now that we have moved to level 2, the restrictions on conducting conservation work have further eased, but please check with land-managers to see if they have specific requirements before resuming conservation work on public or private land, if you have not already done so.
The general rules are that you must not gather in groups larger than 10 and keep a 1 metre distance between individuals. Contact tracing is still also important, so leaders need to make sure that all group members’ details are up to date and a register is kept with dates and times individuals are in the field and who they are accompanied by. Good hygienic practices also must be used, such as hand sanitising, using gloves, and cleaning commonly touched surfaces.
Here are Predator Free NZ guidelines and this is DOC’s response to level 2.
For general level 2 guidelines, refer to www.covid19.govt.nz
We will update this page and notify our members of any updates and developments if restrictions change.