Covid-19 Information

Wendekreisen is dedicated to support the safety and well-being of our customers, staff and the community. As such, the following paragraphs aim to provide useful information relating to our services and to help you whilst traveling in our campervans.

General Information Links

World Health Organisation
Ministry of Health
NZ Government

Self Isolation

About self-isolation

Self-isolation is an effective precautionary measure to protect those around you - your family, friends, colleagues - from contracting COVID-19. It means taking simple, common-sense steps to avoid close contact with other people as much as possible, like you would with the seasonal flu virus. We know it’s a stressful time, but taking these measures will help protect you, your family and all of New Zealand from COVID-19 and other common infectious diseases.

As much as possible, you should limit your contact with people other than the family members/companions you travelled with.

Contact Healthline for free on 0800 358 5453 if you begin to feel unwell. The symptoms of COVID-19 are cough, fever and shortness of breath. If you need to call emergency services, please let them know you are in self-isolation.

For all non-health related questions, call 0800 Government (0800 779 997).

If you become unwell while self-isolating:

Contact Healthline for free on 0800 358 5453, or phone your GP if you begin to feel unwell. Do NOT visit your GP or a hospital without phoning ahead first - medical staff will advise of the correct procedure. The symptoms of COVID-19 are cough, fever, and shortness of breath.

For all non-health related questions, call 0800 Government (0800 779 997).

BASIC ADVICE

Staying in your campervan and self-isolating presents its own challenges, but there are things you can do to make the 14 days easier.

If you are self-isolating after travelling internationally, plan ahead and think about what you need to be able to stay in your campervan for the full 14 days

Where possible order your groceries online, for collection at a pre-arranged date and time

You can keep in touch with friends and family over the phone or internet, but don’t have physical contact with anyone who isn't isolating with you

Physical exercise is good for your wellbeing. You can go outside, but you need to limit your contact with others. It's ok to go for a walk or a run, as long as you avoid people who aren't self-isolating.

Don't use public transport, taxis or similar transport methods during your 14-day period. You can use public transport after you arrive in New Zealand for the sole purpose of collecting your campervan but cannot use it after that. You can use your own transport means (campervan) whenever you wish.

CAMPGROUNDS

Some campgrounds are accepting visitors that have arrived in New Zealand after self-isolation came into effect. You should let the proprietor know in advance of booking that you will be self-isolating.

When on a campground, you must NOT use the shared bathroom or kitchen facilities. Always use the campervan kitchen, toilet and showers.

ONLINE FOOD ORDERING

Ordering food online is a very good option for complying to the self-isolation regulations. Countdown https://shop.countdown.co.nz/ is available nationwide. New World https://www.ishopnewworld.co.nz/ is available in the North Island only. Both stores have the option to select pick up.

RESTAURANTS

During self-isolation, you must NOT go to restaurants.

Wash your hands often

You can protect yourself by cleaning your hands frequently throughout the day. You should use warm water and scrub with soap for at least 20 seconds before drying your hands thoroughly. You can also use hand sanitiser if your hands are not visibly dirty. Good hand hygiene is one of the most effective ways of reducing the risk of infection to you and to other people.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

Cover your sneezes and coughs

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, or cough or sneeze into your elbow. Throw used tissues in a lined trash can and immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, making sure you dry them thoroughly. You can also use hand sanitiser.

Laundry

Do not shake dirty laundry, as this can disperse the virus through the air. Wash items according to manufacturer's instructions.

Wait until 72 hours after your 14-day isolation period has ended before taking your laundry to a laundrette.

 

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