On Thursday May 14 New Zealand moves to Covid-19 Alert Level 2. For forestry-related operations, the main differences between Levels 2 and 3 are a slight easing of physical distancing requirements and the ability to travel to other regions.
When planning for Level 2, make sure you discuss and agree any changes in work practices with your people. A key thing to remember is that Covid-19 is still out there. If a member of your team gets sick, the whole team could end up being stood down from work for a fortnight, so think about physical distancing and team sizes.
Below is a summary of some key things to be aware of when working at Level 2, plus links to more detailed information and resoures. These include a register you can use for contact tracing.
Operating at Alert Level 2
COVID-19 is still out there. ‘Play it safe’
Travel and transport
When deciding whether to relax your travel arrangements consider that if you get a COVID-19 case in your crew:
On the Safetree site (includes information about ‘close working’ and a register you can download and use for contact tracing)