Information for staff

In the event of an emergency or significant health and safety event, staff need to check here for information and updates.

Phone number for updates

  • 04 901 1050  or  0800 55 33 24

Please make a note of the Office's emergency phone line just in case you lose website access.

Date Status
3 October 2021

Most of the country is now at Alert Level 2, with Auckland (and parts of the Waikato from midnight Sunday 3 October) at Alert Level 3.

Check your email for instructions about working safely in offices in regions at Alert Level 2. Offices in regions at Level 3 are closed. 

Please make sure you are familiar with the differences between alert levels, the areas at Level 3, and the restrictions on moving between regions with different alert levels.

Your welfare is most important - please talk to your manager or mentor if you need support or some time out from work.

It’s important, wherever you live, that you remain vigilant for any symptoms of Covid-19. If you develop any symptoms, contact Healthline on 0800 358 5453 to understand if and when you need to get tested.

General instructions for an emergency or significant health and safety event

If there is an emergency or major event, such as storm, earthquake, pandemic, tsunami, or similar, staff should check here for updates. 

If no instructions have been posted, please be guided by these two principles:

  • Your and your family’s health and welfare is the most important factor in any emergency.
  • Always follow emergency advice from authorities, such as Civil Defence and the emergency services.

How we will contact you

We will use as many communications channels as we can to keep you informed about Office matters. Remember that:

  1. This page is the primary source of all official updates from the Office.
  2. You can expect to hear from your manager/mentor by phone, text, or email.
  3. If appropriate we will also update our social media channels: Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
  4. If you do not hear from anyone, follow emergency advice from authorities, such as Civil Defence and the emergency services.

Preparing for the unexpected

For us to contact you, we need to have up-to-date contact details. Please make sure you keep the office informed about changes to your contact details. In the unlikely event that something happens to you while you're at work, we also need to know who we should contact on your behalf.

Page last updated: 3 October 2021