Keep up to date with all information relating to the Waimate District Council community facilities and COVID-19. To find out more about what it means to be in COVID-19 Alert Level 2 click here.
Business during Level 2
NZ COVID Tracer QR Code Poster
Under Alert Level 2 it is compulsory for all businesses and services to display the official NZ COVID Tracer QR code poster in a prominent place at or near the main entrance to each of their premises.
To find out more or to download the poster go to covid19.govt.nz
Services And Facilities
As of 12 August, 2020, we are now at COVID-19 alert Level 2. Find out which services and facilities provided by the Waimate District Council are affected below, and stay tuned to this page for more information and updates as it comes to hand.
All Alert Level 2 protocols for hygiene and safety will be in place including limiting numbers able to enter the building, so please don’t be offended if we ask you to wait outside.
We recommend using alternate methods to make payments or access services if you can, to avoid any queues or waiting.
Try checking our website or calling us – the answer to your query may not require a visit.
If you must visit us to make a payment we ask you to please pay by Eftpos, if possible.
Please continue to practice physical distancing.
Use good hygiene measures – hand sanitizer is available upon entry.
You will be required to complete a slip with your details for contact tracing purposes. It’s a great idea to bring your own pen for this!
If you are unwell, please stay at home.
Please be patient and be kind.
Council Meeting - 18 August
This meeting will still go ahead, but please note the venue change.
With the current COVID-19 Level 2 restrictions, a decision has been made to relocate the Council Meeting scheduled for Tuesday 18 August to the large function room at the Waimate Event Centre. This is to enable appropriate social distancing procedures to be taken.
A public forum will be held at 9.30am as usual, and any members of the public wishing to attend and speak are requested to contact the Committee Secretary on email@example.com.
The public agenda will be available on our Council Website on Thursday 13 August 2020.
The health and safety of our staff and library community is a big concern for us. So please expect the following safety measures and remember if you are sick please stay at home.
For those unable to come to the library, we can select books for you and you can arrange for them to be picked up. (Please note this is not a same day service).
The libraries will only be open for short (up to 30 minute) visits to issue new items.
There will be no events taking place at the libraries.
We will be limiting the number of customers that are in the library to enable physical distancing. Please queue outside the library entrance with 2m spacing until you are invited to enter.
We are a contact tracing site. Have your library card ready to scan at the entrance. If you don’t have a library card then we will record your details.
We’d like just one family member to come into the library at a time (within reason of course – parents with small children and no possible caregivers are an exception). Children must stay within arms distance of the adult and not interact with other customers. All people who enter the building need to be contact traced, including children.
Children under the age of 14 years must be accompanied by an adult caregiver while in the library.
Returned items (books, CDs, DVD, magazines etc.) will be quarantined for 72 hours.
Services we will be offering
At this time we are able to offer new issues of items – such as books, magazines, CDs and DVDs.
We will not be providing newspapers to read in the library.
The recently returned shelves will not be open for borrowing.
Photocopying and scanning may not be available.
APNK Wi-Fi is available but we will only have a limited number of Chromebooks for public use.
Floors have distance guides so that customers are able to remain physically distanced from each other.
We will update this information as the situation evolves and we are able to offer more services.
COVID-19 Tracer Booklet
If you haven't got access to, or are unable to use the COVID Tracer app, the Ministry of Health have now rolled out the My NZ COVID Tracer booklet.
The My NZ COVID Tracer booklet allows users to manually record where they have been, which means it is now easier than ever to trace your steps, with or without the COVID Tracer App.
The booklet allows users to keep track of where they went, how they got there, when they went there and who they met there - all key information to assist with contract tracing efforts.
For more information, and to pick up a FREE copy of the My NZ COVID Tracer booklet, visit:
- Community Link
- Waimate District Council
- Waimate District Library
- Waimate Event Centre