The new ‘Traffic light’ framework
Red, orange and green – what does it all mean? After 20 months in the Alert Level system, at 11:59pm on 2 December 2021, all of New Zealand will move to the Covid-19 Protection Framework (Traffic Light System).
CHASNZ Covid-19 Protection Framework (Traffic Light) protocols
CHASNZ has developed a tool tailored to the building and construction sector, which has been included in the new CHASNZ Covid-19 Protection Framework (Traffic Light) protocols.
Research: How the pandemic has impacted the building & construction sector
MBIE research on the impact of the pandemic on the building and construction sector. With fieldwork conducted between 30 March and 9 July 2021, the report captures how the first wave of the pandemic in New Zealand was experienced by almost 4000 people in the building system.
September 2021 – The COVID-19 vaccination and privacy rights
A blog from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner about a person’s privacy rights surrounding their vaccination status.
September 2021 – WHO Roadmap to improve and ensure good indoor ventilation
A document from the World Health Organization on controlling building ventilation to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading indoors.
August 2021 – Updated Information from MBIE
MBIE has updated information about building, construction and maintenance services that can operate during alert level 4.
Alert level 2 information for the building and construction sector
MBIE has updated its guidelines for the building and construction sector for Alert Level 2.
Your Level 3 safety plan – what you need to think about
Under alert level 3 all businesses that are permitted to resume operations need to have a Covid-19 safety plan that sets out how they’ll operate safely. Important information from WorkSafe.
Recovery Readiness: A How-to Guide for Reopening your Workplace
Cushman & Wakefield have produced a comprehensive guide for real estate tenants and landlords on reopening workplaces as stay-at-home restrictions are lifted.
Ensuring the safety of building water systems post-lockdown
As Covid-19 alert levels drop, it is important to ensure the safety of your building water systems before occupancy resumes. Here’s some advice from MBIE.
Maintaining buildings with specified systems under Covid-19 restrictions.
Advice from MBIE on inspection and maintenance of systems under the various Alert Levels.
UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2021: GPG guidance on managing workplaces through all Alert Levels
The Government Property Group (GPG) has been working with a number of agencies to produce guidance which will assist you to manage your workplaces through all Covid-19 Alert Levels.
UPDATED AUGUST 2021 Reoccupation of unoccupied buildings:
HVAC & hydraulics systems
What needs to be considered when re-starting HVAC and hydraulic systems after lockdown?
Short video on reoccupation of buildings
Lance Jimmieson from Jackson Engineering talks about the reoccupation of buildings post-lockdown, with emphasis on HVAC and hydraulics systems.
Level 3 Guidance from 16 April
A comprehensive chart specifying the public health and social measures that need to be taken at each alert level (released by the Government on 16 April.)
Workplace operations at Covid-19 alert levels
New guidance was released on 16 April about workplace activities at different alert levels. This information from business.govt.nz addresses some frequently asked questions as well as examples of what each alert level might look like for different kinds of businesses.
Level 3 guidance from MBIE for building and construction sector
Information from MBIE to help you understand what Alert Levels 1, 2 and 3 mean for the building and construction industry. Building and construction work is “any design, manufacture, supply, consent, inspection or building work necessary for the construction, repair or maintenance of buildings and other structures, including siteworks”.
Personal working from home plan
A comprehensive document from the government on working from home (and setting up teams to work from home) during the lockdown.
Covid-19 level 4 alert
What the Covid-19 Level 4 alert means for the Building and Construction sector.
Covid-19 & society
Tica Hessing reflects on Covid-19 and society. One of the speakers scheduled for FM Summit 2020, Tica is a Human Geographer and Researcher in all aspects of the future of work and its implications and opportunities for the corporate real estate sector.
Your guide to perfect PPE
Make sure you’re donning and doffing your PPE correctly by following these steps.
Response plan for the construction sector
The construction sector will have an important role to play in kick-starting the New Zealand economy when Level 4 restrictions are lifted. To support this, the Construction Sector Accord has temporarily shifted focus from industry transformation to industry resilience and recovery.
Wellbeing: Building resilience
Some practical resilience strategies for coping with these strange times.
Will Covid change forever the things we touch?
This article looks at how Covid-19 may result in a change in the way we design everyday objects, such as door handles and light switches.
Fire safety under lockdown
This is what work should be undertaken during the Covid-19 level 4 restrictions according to a position statement issued by the Fire Protection Association New Zealand with consultation with the Ministry of Business and Employment.