Construction under Alert Level 1

From 11:59pm on 7 October, Auckland will join the rest of New Zealand at Alert Level 1.

Under Alert Level 1, it’s not compulsory, but people are still encouraged, to wear face coverings on public transport or in situations where physical distancing can’t be maintained. It’s also still important to maintain good hygiene and encourage workers and visitors entering sites to use the NZ COVID Tracer app to log where they have been. Anyone who feels unwell should stay home, call their GP or Healthline(external link), and check if they need to get tested for COVID-19.

Please continue to refer to the CHASNZ website(external link) for the latest COVID-19 construction protocols and Unite against COVID-19(external link) for general information on Alert Level.

Development and Construction Matters bulletin

Kāinga Ora greatly values its relationships and partnerships with suppliers and build and development partners. It’s important to us we keep in regular contact with them to ensure they are kept up to date.

With this in mind, we have created a bulletin – ‘Development and Construction Matters’’ which is intended to provide a monthly update on our priorities and actions in response to COVID-19 and beyond. You can subscribe to this by emailing us.

Download previous editions of the Development and Construction Matters bulletin

MATES in Construction

Mental health and suicide prevention charity MATES in Construction has released an information guide on how deal with the stresses of life as we transition through the COVID-19 Alert Levels.

The Mental Health and Support Guide for Induction(external link) has information on wellness, anxiety and stress, and highlights ways workers can engage with and support colleagues who may be struggling.

The pack also covers ways managers can talk to their staff about mental health issues and the importance of seeking help when people are doing it tough.

Keep safe from fraud and online scams - maintenance contractors

Scams and frauds exploiting the spread of COVID-19 have been noted overseas and are expected to be seen in New Zealand. They may arrive in the form of an email, text, phone call or through social media.

Kāinga Ora staff who usually interact with maintenance contractors will continue to work from home through Alert Level 4 and 3, and potentially beyond.

To connect with you in future, we will be using a range of channels, including FaceTime, Zoom, and Teams in addition to the normal channels used prior to the COVID-19 Alert Level 4 restrictions.   

For Zoom meetings between organisations, ensure the connection is secure and include a password requirement and meeting ID number for all group members.  This will ensure that only those people invited to the meeting are in attendance. 

If you have any concerns about the authenticity of any communication that appears to be from us, contact your Kāinga Ora liaison.

As New Zealand heads back to work, we remind you that if you are going onsite to any of our properties, you are required to present your ID at any time and maintain two metre physical distancing with our customers. 

When interacting with our tenants at these properties, be mindful that many of them are in a vulnerable position.  We appreciate your contribution to being part of a team that supports our tenants to feel safe and secure in their homes. 

For more information on what to watch out for and where to report scams, visit the following websites:

COVID-19 Investment scams: Financial Markets Authority(external link)

COVID-19 Phishing and cyber scams: CERT(external link)

General COVID-19 Scam information: CFFC(external link)

Page updated: 31 August 2020