It's that time of the year, and if you've been charged with organising the Christmas wind up, you've probably already thought about your host responsibilities around safe alcohol consumption. But have you thought about keeping your Christmas event COVID-19 safe? Here are some tips to help you ensure your Christmas event remans a merry one.
1. Display & Use QR codes
People are encouraged to keep a record of where they’ve been to support any future contact tracing if required. This includes when people attend gatherings.
All businesses and services, unless exempt, are required to display the official NZ COVID Tracer QR code posters in a prominent place at or near the main entrances to each of their premises. Further information on contact tracing requirements for business is available from the business.govt.nz website.
Read more about the NZ COVID Tracer app.
2. Encourage & Practice Good Hygiene
Attendees should have access to appropriate hand washing facilities with soap and water, and the ability to dry their hands thoroughly. Organisers should provide an alcohol-based hand sanitiser.
Using an appropriate cleaning solution, keep communal areas such as bathrooms and high-touch surfaces like door handles and payment machines clean.
Read more about general cleaning during the COVID-19 response.
3. Stay Home
Avoid attending a gathering of any size if you are:
- a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19
- waiting for a COVID-19 test result
- self-isolating – read more about self-isolation
- At high risk of COVID-19 infection
4. Wear a Mask
At Alert Level 1, it is not mandatory wear a mask although it is encouraged on public transport. Why not make being safe fun and encourage your guests to wear a fun festive face covering. Follow the link to find out how to make your own face mask.