Covid-19

Covid-19 community response

Valley Project Covid-19 Response
Valley Project Covid-19 Response

Valley Project Services

Members of the community are welcome to the reception area, for the provision of services such as use of free wifi, printing, photocopying and placement of notices. 

Physical distancing and wearing masks are encouraged. 

Hand sanitiser will be provided, and all people are encouraged to use this, alongside effective hand-washing.

Gloves and approved masks are available for volunteers and staff working with or interacting with community members.

Community rooms

The Fred Hollows room remains in use. 

The Te Putake room is not available for further community bookings at this time. 

The room booking contact must communicate safe hygiene and physical distancing practises to the users.

Surfaces that are frequently touched, such as shared desks, countertops, kitchen areas, equipment, electronics and doorknobs, are cleaned frequently and thoroughly with disinfectant by VP staff. However, alongside the usual expectations for tidying after room use, extra cleaning is now an additional expectation of room users. All cleaning products will be provided.

Community rooms under the traffic light system:

Green Light:

  • QR scanning/Sign-in is required under all traffic light settings.
  • Face masks are encouraged. People are free to unmask when seated, but should wear them if getting up and walking around the room.
  • Vaccine passes are required on weekdays between 8am and 5:30pm. A reminder that it is up to the group/class facilitator to ensure that they are checking these.

Orange light:

  • QR scanning/sign in required using the provided QR codes or sign in books provided.
  • Face masks are encouraged. People are free to unmask when seated, but should wear them if getting up and moving around the room.
  • There should be no close contact or congestion around shared tables (i.e shared food tables, art supply tables). If someone wants food and sees two people at the food table, they must wait until one person has finished.
  • 1 metre distancing required. Seats must be placed a reasonable distance apart. People should keep their distance during these interactions.
  • Vaccine passes are required on weekdays between 8am and 5:30pm. A reminder that it is up to the group/class facilitator to ensure that they are checking these.

Red light:

  • QR scanning/sign in required using the provided QR codes or sign in books provided.
  • Face masks are required. People must be masked when seated, and must wear them when getting up/moving around the room.
  • 1 metre distancing required. Seats must be placed a reasonable distance apart. People should keep their distance during these interactions.
  • There should be no close contact or congestion around shared tables (i.e shared food tables, art supply tables). If someone wants food and sees two people at the food table, they must wait until one person has finished.
  • Vaccine passes are required on weekdays between 8am and 5:30pm. A reminder that it is up to the group/class facilitator to ensure that they are checking these.

If someone in your household is COVID-19 positive, every member will need to isolate. At minimum, that means no travel, no visitors, no sharing of toiletries, and no grocery shopping yourselves. The Valley Project team wants to help you avoid some of the stress this overwhelming situation will likely cause. 

We've compiled a preparation kit composed of checklists, emergency contact forms, posters, procedural guides, treatment advice, and more.