COVID-19 Information


COVID-19 ALERT 4 LOCKDOWN
The State of Emergency Lockdown for all of New Zealand means that the entire Chatsford facility is off limits to all but essential visitors. 
Visitors in this category will include Home Support workers providing essential living support to residents, and a family member or volunteer delivering essentials, such as groceries, to someone's home. 
At all times, the recommended physical distancing rules must be observed.


Update: 31 March 2020

CHATSFORD GATES CLOSED TO ENFORCE LOCKDOWN

All entrance gates to Chatsford have now been closed and will remain closed until further notice.
The only entrance and exit option for vehicles is at the end of Doon Street.
This is to reduce the amount of non-Chatsford pedestrian and vehicle traffic within the Chatsford community.


Update: 29 March 2020

INTERVIEW WITH PROFESSOR MICHAEL BAKER

ON Radio NZ's Sunday programme today, Jim Mora described Professor Michael Baker from Otago University as a 'voice of hope and information during this current crisis'.   
His Q&A interview with Professor Baker offers some very useful guides to protecting ourselves from COVID-19. 

You can access the audio for this interview either here:
https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/sunday/audio/2018740623/professor-michael-baker-answers-your-covid-19-questions

Or here:
https://www.rnz.co.nz/audio/player?audio_id=2018740623


Update: 28 March 2020

THANK YOU

A huge shout-out to Shona and her dedicated team who continue turn up every day to help our 330 fabulous residents get through this scary and challenging time.

If you appreciate the work they are doing, drop them an email at reception@chatsford.co.nz and let them know.  


Update: 26 March 2020

ALERT LEVEL 4

With Alert Level 4 now in place, all Chatsford residents must remain in their home other than for essentials, such as groceries and medical supplies.   

Residents are allowed to go for a walk, but they can only be accompanied by someone from the home in which they are living.

If you live alone, you CAN have meet up with with ONE person outside of your home.  You must limit your contact to that one person, and you must still observe the physical distancing guidelines.  Also, the person you contact cannot socialise with any other people, and they must not be someone with compromised immunity. This is effectively a one-to-one buddy system.

REMEMBER: Regular and thorough hand-washing is your best defense against the COVID-19 virus.


VOLUNTEER HELP FOR CHATSFORD RESIDENTS

Chatsford will be doing all we can to assist our residents who are now quarantined in their home.
But with 330 residents, we will need some help from younger family members, friends and volunteers.

If you are able to help in some way, there is a form on the covid19.govt.nz website that you can use to provide your details and how you can help.  There is a link to this form here: 

https://covid19.govt.nz/assets/resources/COVID-19_Community-Card.pdf

Please fill out the form and scan it back to reception@chatsford.co.nz.

If you are unable to scan, you can just email us your name, address, phone number, and how you might be able to help.  

Thank you