HOW TO BE A GOOD TRAIL USER DURING COVID-19 - LEVEL 4 LOCKDOWN:
Tip 3: KEEP YOUR DISTANCE! We are receiving reports of conflict between trail users and difficulty in adhering to the 2m rule on the trails. If this continues there will be no option but to close some of the trails, something actively being considered by QLDC. This is not the time to be training for a marathon or an endurance race. Please Queenstown, it's imperative we take this isolation period seriously, it could SAVE LIVES!
Be a courteous, respectful trail user... * Keep your distance and avoid narrow trails, if you can't then find somewhere else (local) to exercise or try running around your house instead * Cyclists slow down and give way to pedestrians, it's easier to then maintain separation * Driving is for essential travel only, if the police see you with bikes on the back of your car it is within their power to stop you and send you home
Did you know that PACK & SEND New Zealand can now pick up and deliver non-food essential items? In the Government's recent recognition of the need for people to safely isolate, stay connected to one another and work or study from home we can now transport a wider range of items to you. Non-food essential items may include, for example, blankets, heaters, kitchenware and appliances, whiteware, computer equipment, and mobile phones. Need something important and have to arrange your own freight? Call 0508 722 548 or email your closest service centre to book. For more info on essential vs non-food essential items check out our
KJET are on the emergency response list for New Zealand Police when looking for, locating and retrieving a missing person on Lake Wakatipu, the Shotover and Kawarau Rivers. Search and rescue relies on the combined efforts of professionals and trained volunteers, and KJet are always available in the event of an emergency.
With authority from the NZ Police during this COVID-19 Alert Level 4 period, KJet will have skeleton maintenance crew based at the Queenstown Marina, Frankton once or twice a week to check, service and maintain KJet boats to ensure they are operational for search and rescue purposes only. The boats will be reversed into the lake on a trailer, run to their operational temperature and then returned back to the KJet workshop. Should you see a KJet boat on the lake or rivers during this COVID-19 Alert Level 4 period, we will be on an emergency response call. KJet have put in place appropriate measures to ensure that our crew minimise the risk of transmission of COVID-19 both in the work place and during search and rescue missions.
Due to the COVID-19 situation and government directives, KJet are no longer operating commercial Jet boats trips as of 23rd March 2020 until further notice. All other KJet crew are deemed as non-essential and now working from home.
Stay safe and look out for one another as we unite against COVID-19.
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Win a $200 Millbrook Resort Voucher plus a free Doctors Consult with @queenstown medical centre! All you need to do is sign up to Manage My Health. Details: Either download the registration form at www.qmc.co.nz/assets/4676fd4a8d/MMH-Form.pdf and scan it through with ID to [email protected] or drop by to one of our centers and speak with our friendly staff to get signed up! Patient must register and activate account before 31st March 2020 One entry into the prize draw per MMH account. Prize will be drawn and winner notified 7th April 2020 ... See MoreSee Less
First Covid-19 death - total cases 514 The Ministry of Health has announced New Zealand's first Covid-19 death, a woman in her 70's on the West Coast who had underlying health issues. ... See MoreSee Less
‘NZ is now at coronavirus alert level 3. We will will rise to level 4 - the maximum alert level - in the next 48 hours. We must stay home, except for essential supplies or solo outdoor activities, for about four weeks.’
The Prime Minister has released the national alert system for COVID-19 and announced that we are currently at alert level 2. Key points include that those over 70 or with compromised immunity should stay at home as much as possible; those who can work from home should do so; non-essential domestic travel should be restricted. You can listen to her statement to all New Zealanders here (starts at 3min 26sec): bit.ly/33xHoxR There is more information on the NZ Government's COVID-19 website: covid19.govt.nz/... See MoreSee Less
Many in our community and surrounds will need support as the impacts of Covid 19 hit. This weekend we had our first confirmed case in Queenstown and Warbirds over Wanaka has been cancelled. It’s now that the strength of our community comes to the fore. So let’s do all we can to look after each other - family, friends, flatmates, neighbours and any people you know who are on their own or without much help. Our Queenstown Lakes and Upper Clutha businesses need our support as do our health professionals. So please do what you can to care for yourself and others. Let’s all take the necessary personal measures to limit and slow the spread of the virus. Stay home if you’re sick. Call Healthline’s dedicated Covid 19 number - 0800 3585 453 - if you suspect you have the virus. The challenges and knock-on effects will be significant, potentially long lasting, and will affect us all. Reach out. Let’s be kind to each other. We are strong and we are up to the task.
Thanks Protect Queenstown for the above article and info. Further link with more nationwide info below: