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The Methodist Connexional Office is located at:

Weteriana House
50 Langdons Road
Papanui
Christchurch 8053

Postal address
:

PO Box 931, Christchurch 8140

T. (03) 366 6049   I. 0800 266 639

Please phone our main line (as above) and at the prompt either dial '0' to speak to Reception or enter an extension number. FOR A LIST OF EXTENSIONS CLICK HERE

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CURRENT SITUATION UPDATES
From Government Announcements Monday 16 November 2020

Current Alert Levels Face Masks  In Person Worship Singing Contact Tracing 

Current Alert Levels


Auckland, Wellsford to Pukekohe – remain at Alert Level 1, with additional Face Mask wearing requirements.

The remainder of New Zealand – remain at Alert Level 1.

Face masks must be worn on all Domestic flights.
No gathering restrictions, but please maintain excellent hygiene standards.
Ensure contact tracing is a continuous habit.

Click here for Advisory dated 20 November 2020.


                                      
Face Masks 

Face masks are recommended to be worn wherever physical distancing cannot be guaranteed in public spaces, such as public transport and shops.

We encourage continuing caution.                                 

Alert Level 1

Masks compulsory on public transport in Auckland and domestic flights across NZ

From this Thursday 19 November, masks must be worn on all public transport into, out of and through the Auckland region and on domestic flights throughout the country.

Auckland Uber and taxi drivers will also be required to wear face coverings, and while it's not compulsory for their passengers to wear them, it is strongly encouraged.

Children under the age of 12 will be exempt, as will people with certain medical conditions. 

Students will not need to wear masks on school buses, but drivers will be required to.
           
As of Thursday 17 November, the Methodist Church of New Zealand also recommends that people in Auckland from multiple bubbles sharing a vehicle for a Church event or Church business will also wear face masks.


In addition the Methodist Church of New Zealand recommends people wear face masks at Auckland church services and events. 

Please take care of our at-risk people.

Alert Level 2

You should wear face coverings in situations where physical distancing is not possible, like in shops. It is mandatory on shared transport (see above).

The Methodist Church of New Zealand expects that people from multiple bubbles in a vehicle for a Church event or Church business will also wear a face mask. 


Further information: Face Masks CLICK HERE       
                                    Government Covid-19 Face coverings webpage            

   

In Person Worship

           
Offer online services as well, and this is always encouraged where possible. We have the start of Online Resources to Sustain Us
CLICK HERE and I would encourage all ministers and lay preachers to share the load.

Alert Level 1

Maintain good hygiene. Contact Trace. Be kind.
Please consider wearing face masks if you attend a church service or event in Auckland.

Alert Level 2

Number restrictions in place. Do not serve food. Maintain good hygiene. Wear face masks. Always be kind!

Further information: Church Services CLICK HERE     


Singing

The approach to singing has been amended at Alert Level 2 with the addition of face masks for everyone who is present.

Alert Level 1

No restrictions. Maintain good hygiene. Have fun!
It is recommended that you wear a face masks if you are singing in church in Auckland.

           
Alert Level 2

Maintain appropriate numbers of people.
How safe do people feel?
Physically distance
Everyone wears face masks
Ensure strong contact tracing habits
Continue with all other great hygiene practices

Further information: Church Services CLICK HERE     


          

Contact Tracing

We strongly recommend the ongoing use of registrations or some other form of knowing who attends our buildings.


Even though attendance registers are not mandatory at Alert Level 1, recent events have taught us that knowing who was at our services allows us to keep those people informed quickly if COVID-19 comes to church too.

  • Take a photo of everyone
  • Take a video of everyone
  • Keep your contact lists up to date
  • Have a sign in sheet
  • Have an attendance slip drop box            

Know who was there!

Further information: Contact Tracing CLICK HERE