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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update for Employers & Temporary Employees

Last Updated: 18th May 2020

Well done, New Zealand. Through our collective hard work and sacrifices, we are now in the best position to safely re-open our economy and get our country working again, but our work is not over yet.

We have created this information hub for our clients and temporary employees to keep them informed on the latest developments of Coronavirus, as well as some useful tips to keep employees safe and well at work.

For the latest information on Coronavirus’s global outbreak, please refer to the World Health Organisation: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

For specific information relating to New Zealand, please refer to the Ministry of Health’s update: https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus

Parker Bridge is requesting that all employees and clients keep in regular contact with their Recruitment Consultant to stay up to date on any developments.

Overall Guidance for Employers

The key objective for all New Zealand employers is to prevent the spread of Coronavirus and keep their employees safe by isolating those at risk, ensuring workplaces are regularly sanitised, reconsidering all travel plans, and providing remote working opportunities where possible.

Please refer to the Employment New Zealand’s update for more information: https://www.employment.govt.nz/about/news-and-updates/workplace-response-coronavirus-covid-19/

Overall Guidance for Temporary Employees

It falls on everyone to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus. If you feel unwell or unsafe at work, please contact your Recruitment Consultant immediately. Here are some tips on how to avoid spreading and contracting the virus:

Pay attention to your health & personal hygiene

Carefully monitor your health. If you feel sick, stay at home and seek medical attention if you experience flu-like symptoms (fever, coughing or difficulty breathing) so you can arrange a COVID-19 test.

Do not go to work if you feel sick. Contact your Parker Bridge Consultant as soon as possible to update them. Your Consultant will then provide advice to you and inform the client.

Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and use hand sanitiser when it is available. Please stay 2 metres apart from others when possible.

If you feel concerned about the current situation in New Zealand or how the pandemic may affect you or your staff, please do not hesitate to contact us on the below numbers:

Auckland – 09 377 3727

Wellington – 04 472 4380