NZGBC Covid policy

Since early 2020, we have moved to a flexible working model to care for the wellbeing of our team and ensure they’re fully supported when following the Government guidelines in response to the COVID19 pandemic.

Our approach also allows our team to continue to support our members and wider community in delivering on our ambition of healthier homes and buildings for Aotearoa New Zealand.

We are committed to working through the challenges presented by COVID-19 and we regularly review and check in with our team to ensure we are covering all relevant areas including

  • Team wellbeing
  • Events and training courses
  • visitors to our offices

We respect that some visitors our offices, training courses, or events may wish to exercise their freedom of choice regarding whether to get vaccinated or provide further details such as their My-vaccine pass. Please advise us of your status in advance of the meeting or event, before entering our offices or event venues so that we can work with you to make alternate arrangements so that neither you nor anyone else misses out.

If anyone in your household is awaiting a COVID-19 test result, is self-isolating or has recently self-isolated, please contact us prior to attending the course, or if you are unwell or have any COVID-19 symptoms, please do not attend the meeting, course or event. Contact our team to discuss your options.

Team wellbeing

Our team understands the importance we place on health and wellbeing, for them and their whānau. We have consulted with each member of our team to develop our policy requiring each employee to maintain full vaccination status.

Through regular team briefings we ensure we’re up to date with the latest government guidelines. We also understand the importance of following the guidelines when visiting our members and any other locations. Before visiting, we will check with you to confirm your vaccine status and policy and we are fully prepared to present our My-vaccine passes and scan in using the COVID-19 app.

Events and training courses

NZGBC’s commitment to a healthy, sustainable future for all kiwis also extends to the way we manage our events and training courses.

We are committed to hosting safe training courses and events inline with Government policies of the day and with consideration of other factors impacting the NZGBC team and attendees

NZGBC events may be hosted in our offices or at external venues. When registering for in-person courses and events you also agree to adhere to our safety measures in place to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19. These measures are based on New Zealand Government guidance around physical distancing, good hygiene practices, and contact tracing.

We ask that event and course attendees:

  • Present a valid My-vaccine pass. If you are unable to present a valid vaccination pass you are likely to be denied entry and you will not be entitled to a refund for the course or event. All NZGBC team members and suppliers present at events are also required to be fully vaccinated
  • Scan in using the COVID-19 tracer app. A team member will be present to assist you. If you do not have a smart phone there will be sign in contact tracing sheets available
  • Consider wearing a mask when not actively eating or drinking
  • Respect the requirement for physical distancing of at least 1m at courses and events
  • Use hand sanitizer that will be available and
  • Remember good hygiene practices.

In some cases, events and courses may need to be cancelled or moved online, if this happens we will contact you to discuss options.

Visitors to our offices

If you are visiting our office we will ask you to:

For anyone intending to visit us who is not fully vaccinated, we ask you to contact your meeting host in advance to make suitable arrangements to meet online.

Trust and respect for all

Like you, the NZGBC team continues to navigate our way through the COVID-19 guidelines and requirements for vaccinations and contact tracing. We appreciate your understanding and will continue to live to our values and our Kaupapa.

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