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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 21 September 2020

Current Alert Levels QR Code Posters
(Must Have)
Face Masks
(28 Aug 2020)
In Person Worship
(General Secretary Advice)
Singing
(21 Aug 2020)
Covid-19 Testing Stations 
(28 Aug 2020)

Current Alert Levels


Auckland, Wellsford to Pukekohe – Go to  Alert Level 2 at midnight Wednesday 23 September 2020.
Gathering numbers will be restricted to 100 people for all events indoors or outdoors.

           
Testing locations CLICK HERE

             

The remainder of New Zealand – are at Alert Level 1
No gathering restrictions, but please maintain excellent hygiene standards and contact tracing habits.
          


           
QR Code Posters
           

All our non-residential buildings must have QR Codes available for everyone to use.
   For one to twenty building locations CLICK HERE
   For more than twenty building locations CLICK HERE
   
Important notes

  • Have your driver licence ready
  • Location Name is limited to 35 characters, avoid all punctuation marks including dashes and apostrophes
  • Avoid the business number and use this BIC reference S954010
Further information: Contact Tracing CLICK HERE
                                    Government "Get your QR Code Poster" webpage
   
           
Face Masks 

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

At higher Alert Levels face coverings should also be worn by most people on public transport and aircraft. That includes trains, buses, and ferries. It also includes the drivers of small passenger vehicles such as taxis, Uber and Zoomy.

 They don't need to be worn:

  • by people with a disability or physical or mental health condition that makes covering their face difficult.
  • by children under 12
  • on school buses
  • by passengers of small passenger vehicles, such as taxis, Uber, and Zoomy
  • on charter or group tours
  • on interisland ferries
  • on private flights
  • by private contractors of air services such as top-dressers
  • in circumstances such as in an emergency or when people need to prove their identity or communicate with someone who is deaf.

As of Monday 31 August, the Methodist Church will also expect that people from multiple bubbles in a vehicle for a Church event or Church business will also wear a face mask.              

Alert Level 1

You do not need to wear face coverings because there is no evidence of community transmission of COVID-19. However, please take care of our at-risk people.

You do not have to wear face coverings at Alert Level 1. However, you legally must wear them if you are travelling into, out of or through Auckland on public transport or aircraft.

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).

Alert Level 3

You should wear a face covering when you are out and about. It will be mandatory on shared transport (see above).

Alert Level 4

You should be at home but if you are out and about, you should wear a face covering. It will be mandatory on shared transport (see above).


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

   

In Person Worship

For the rest of New Zealand under Level 2 there is no reason why worship cannot be held in person (up to 100 people), with social distancing, hand sanitising and a record of those present.

Some will be able to 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

No restrictions. Maintain good hygiene. Contact Trace. Be kind.

Alert Level 2

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

Alert Level 3

No gatherings. Please share online resources.

Alert Level 4

No gatherings. Please share online resources.

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.

Alert Level 2

Maintain appropriate numbers of people.
How safe do people feel? Are you near a Covid-19 'hot spot' or in a 'cold spot'
Physically distance
Everyone wears face masks
Ensure strong contact tracing habits
Continue with all other great hygiene practices

Alert Level 3

No gatherings. Please sing online.

Alert Level 4

No gatherings. Please sing online.

Further information: Church Services CLICK HERE     


Covid-19 Testing Stations

The Methodist Church has been pleased to make some of our properties available for Covid-19 testing.  If your Parish is asked, please allow the Ministry of Health to set up a testing station.

This is critically important to meet the goal of elimination of Covid-19.
           
Lists of Testing Stations
   Northland
   Auckland Region
   Waikato
   Bay of Plenty