COVID UPDATES:

 

RED TRAFFIC LIGHT FROM 11:59pm Sunday 23rd January 2022
Sunday 23rd January 2022 - NZ moves into Traffic Light Red

All of New Zealand will move to Red at 11.59pm tonight, 23 January 2022.
At Red there are more mask requirements, and reduced gathering limits to lower the risk of picking up the virus and super spreader events.
Red is not lockdown. We will remain open, however you are required to present your Vaccine Pass to staff on entry. Please read our noticeboard as you enter and follow the guidelines. 


NEW COVID-19 PROTECTION FRAMEWORK - TRAFFIC LIGHTS 
MY VACCINE PASS
Starts Friday 3rd December 2021

Kia ora whānau,
As you maybe aware from Friday 3rd December, the Government is moving to a new Covid-19 Protection framework.
 As part of this system, to open under the new ‘Orange’ and ‘Red’ we require ALL visitors, volunteers, staff, tutors and all persons who are eligible to receive the covid 19 vaccination - to be fully vaccinated to enter the Centre. We will therefore be required to check all 'My Vaccine Pass' (paper or digital) before entering the Centre.
 If you have chosen not to be vaccinated, we can still offer support and assistance via:
1. If urgent, please ring us first: 03 9601776 9am-2pm, Monday to Friday.
2. Or leave us a message on our contact form via our website: https://www.rowleyresourcecentre.org.nz/Contact/
3. Or contact us via our Facebook Page, by sending us a private message: https://www.facebook.com/rowleyresourcecentrechch

Our staff are here to help to make this Government mandated process as seamless as possible. Please be kind. Any disruptive behaviour towards our staff will not be tolerated. We would appreciate your support as we navigate through these difficult times. Should you have any questions, please contact the Manager.

We made the decision to implement the 'My Vaccine Pass' first and foremost to protect our staff and community, but also to allow the continuity of our services at all stages of the new framework.
It is our mission to preserve the heart and soul of Rowley Resource Centre that you know and love and so for this to happen, we require the patience and co-operation of the entire community. We are very grateful for the ongoing support of our wonderful members, volunteers, community, tutors and staff.
 We have always prided ourselves on welcoming every part of the community, so it will sadden us that our decision may leave some of you feeling excluded.
We understand that this is a very challenging time for many people and we respect each of you for your own choices and hope to see you all in the 'Green'.

Ngā mihi nui
Rowley Resource Centre Team


Monday 11th October 2021 - Level 2
*WE ARE RE-OPENING WITH RESTRICTIONS*
Tuesday 19th October 2021, 9am

We are very pleased to announce that we will re-open from 9am, Tuesday 19th October 2021. Please help follow the extra measures put in place to help keep you safe, and be considerate to others.
Staff will be on hand if you have any questions or concerns. 

All groups and services will resume: Classes are limited to 12 people in each room or space. All Tutors have been notified via email. 
**Masks/Exemption: You MUST wear a mask on entry! No mask, no entry! Unless you have an exemption card that must be shown. (RRC will not supply masks).
Physical distancing: Please adhere to Level 2 physical distancing rules
Follow our one way system: ALL ENTRY is THROUGH the Ramp sliding door. EXIT through the lounge door. 
Contact Tracing and Manual Sign-in: Scan the QR Code posters (located around the Centre and at every entry point) AND sign in manually on our visitor log sheet. This a requirement for all staff, tutors, groups, volunteers, and visitors.
Sanitise hands We have sanitiser dispensers at every entry point. 
Lounge Area: Please sit in allocated seating and keep 1m apart. Please do not re-arrange seating. 
Kitchen: Will be open to make hot drinks. NO cups to leave the premises please. 


Monday 13th September, 4:08pm
ALERT LEVEL 2 WILL CONTINUE UNTIL 11:59pm Tuesday 21st September 2021. 
Fruit & Vege Co-op:
Is running back again on Wednesdays between 10am-12pm pick ups ONLY, regulars will be contacted. Please wear a mask and sign-in on the covid app or the register form. 
**CENTRE REMAINS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL WE MOVE TO LEVEL 1.**

Monday 6th September, 4:15pm
WHAT DOES DELTA LEVEL 2 LOOK LIKE FOR ROWLEY RESOURCE CENTRE?
As announced by the Government, we move to Level 2 in 24 hours. However, it comes with restrictions that will affect our ability to operate, due to the limited spaces at the Centre.
 Until we can be fully operational, we unfortunately cannot open to the public until we move to Alert Level 1. Only staff and those authorised can be on site from Level 2.
This means that no groups will be running until we reach Level 1.
For more information, or for booking and Centre enquiries:
please contact Evelyn Kenneally: manager@rowleyresourcecentre.org.nz

If you need one-on-one support:
Support only be done over the phone, or email.
DO NOT TURN UP TO THE CENTRE.
 
From Thursday 9th September you can contact Tiresa for support
• Ring: (03) 960 1776 between the hours 9am-2pm, or
• Email: cda@rowleyresourcecentre.org.nz

Friday 27th August, 3:10pm
As announced this afternoon by the Government, the rest of NZ, south of Auckland will move to Level 3 at 11:59pm on Tuesday 31st August 2021. Our Centre will remain closed in Level 3. To find out what Alert Level 3 looks like: https://covid19.govt.nz/alert-levels-and-updates/alert-level-3/
Caution is still required. Please wear a mask when you leave home, keep social distancing. Look after yourselves and those around you. 
The team are still working from home, please email Evelyn Kenneally for any enquiries:
manager@rowleyresourcecentre.org.nz 
For more information about the covid situation, we recommend the Unite Against Covid government website and the Ministry of Health website. 

WHERE TO GO FOR HELP: 
**Food Parcel:
If you are needing a food parcel, The Hoon Hay Foodbank are still operating. Please send a text to 022 151 2945 with your name and number of people in your household. If you have no phone credit, send a message to Hoon Hay Foodbank via their Facebook page
**MSD Support: MSD (WINZ) have extended their call centre hours for general enquiries: (Monday to Friday - 7am and 6pm, Saturday - 8am and 5pm, Sunday - 9am and 1pm).
For covid-19 Support for individuals and families: https://www.workandincome.govt.nz/covid-19/index.html
**Skinny Jump (Internet): Skinny Jump is flexible prepaid broadband: Only $5 for 30GB of data, no contracts or credit checks, and the modem comes free of charge. Just top up as you go. For more information and to check that it is available at your home, visit: https://www.skinny.co.nz/jump/home/
**Mental Well-being: If you’re struggling to reach out to friends or whānau, free text or call 1737 to talk to a trained counsellor 24/7 or call your GP.
If you are concerned about drinking or other drugs, call 0800 787 797 or text 8681 to talk to a trained counsellor.There are more free resources and tools to support mental wellbeing here
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Monday 23rd August 2021, 4:00pm
All of NZ will remain at alert level 4 until 11:59pm Friday 27th August 2021. We still remain closed at the Centre, however we are still working from home. If you are needing assistance please send us a message via our contact page. We are also on Facebook
Assistance: If you are needing a food parcel, The Hoon Hay Foodbank are still operating. Please send a text to 022 151 2945 with your name and number of people in your household. If you have no phone credit, send a message to Hoon Hay Foodbank via their facebook page. 

Friday 20th August 2021, 4:57pm
All of NZ will remain at Alert Level 4 until 11:59pm Tuesday 24th August 2021. The Centre will remain closed until further updates by the government. 
For further information, please visit the Ministry of Health website. Please stick with your bubble and wear your mask when you leave home. Stay safe

Tuesday 17th August 2021, 6:45pm
As announced by the Government this evening, NZ will go into Alert Level 4 lockdown for 3 days. Auckland and Coromandel Peninsula, both staying in Level 4 likely for the next 7 days. For more information, see the links below.

The Centre will remain CLOSED for the remainder of the week, until further notice. 

If you have any enquiries, please contact:
Evelyn Kenneally
manager@rowleyresourcecentre.org.nz

We would just like to reiterate how important it is to stay home if you are feeling unwell.

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For Covid information: Please read the following guidelines to help you keep safe during these challenging times:
ALL VISITORS TO THE CENTRE:

Please record your visit on our sign-in register located in the kitchen, even if you have signed on the covid app. This register will only be used to assist us for statistical purposes and in the event contact tracing is required.
Sanitiser dispensers are at every entry point. Please sanitise your hands as you enter.
We will update any information on our website under the Updates tab and on our Facebook Page
 For more information about the COVID-19 situation we would recommend the Ministry of Health website and the Unite Against COVID-19 website.
We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.