The health and safety of our guests and employees has always been and will continue to remain our top priority.
Rathmoy Estate has adopted a COVID Health and Safety Plan, which we continue to monitor to ensure it meets the current NZ Government guidelines to help combat our global fight against the spread of coronavirus.
As we live through constant changes, we wanted to provide you with some information on the measures we have put in place.
STANDARD PRACTISE AT ALL TIMES:
Our Rathmoy staff are committed to following the recommended cleaning and hygiene standards. Operating procedures & policies have been put in place in consideration for health & safety, cleaning, social distancing and contact tracing requirements.
Our dedicated team is aware and fully supportive of the need to take extra precautions while interacting with guests and handling guests items.
Additional cleaning and sanitizing procedures have been adopted throughout the lodge. Our housekeeping uses disinfectant sprays, sanitizers and steam treatment.
Hand sanitizers are provided at the Lodge for staff and guest use.
All Rathmoy employees and guests are advised to follow the recommendations of the Ministry of Health in relation to COVID, which is to stay at home if they are feeling unwell or displaying any symptoms of the virus.
As Rathmoy is only hired by one group at a time, all guests will have full use of the facilities and property.
All guests entering our premises will be asked to follow the below policies:
Maintain physical distancing requirements while inside the lodge (if hiring Rathmoy as a venue).
Wash or sanitize your hands regularly. Good facilities for people to wash hands and hand sanitizers are provided for regular use.
COVID-19 PROTECTION FRAMEWORK:
As of the 4th April 2022 there is no government requirement to use a My Vaccine Pass when visiting or staying at Rathmoy, and no requirement to scan in or for a business to display a QR code poster or have mandatory record keeping.
Self-isolation requirements for travellers in New Zealand
If you have recently arrived in New Zealand and test positive for COVID-19, you need to self-isolate for 7 days.
It is your responsibility to find a place to self-isolate
You are required to isolate where you are or find alternative accommodation. If you do not comply, you can be fined.
Check with your current accommodation provider to extend your current booking or be prepared to look for alternative accommodation.
You are expected to meet any additional costs associated with extending your stay or booking alternative accommodation. Check your travel insurance policy to see if you are covered.
Why you need to self-isolate
Self-isolating is the most effective way to protect people around you from getting COVID-19. It can be tough but there are things you can do to make it easier.
How to self-isolate
If you test positive for COVID-19 you must self-isolate for 7 days. This means you stay in your home or accommodation away from other people.
If you cannot stay in your accommodation
If cannot stay in your current accommodation, you must find alternative accommodation. It must be:
- close to where you are
- without shared guest facilities.
Isolation accommodation can be self-contained motels, hotels, or campervans. Ask your current accommodation provider for help finding somewhere suitable.
- take a commercial flight to your accommodation
- do any long-distance road travel that requires an overnight stay
- take an interisland ferry or public transport.
Private transport can be used to relocate to your alternative isolation accommodation. It can be your own vehicle, or you can a hire vehicle if it is contactless payment and collection.
What people who are travelling with you need to do
Anyone staying or travelling with you does not need to isolate. They should test daily for 5 days using a rapid antigen test (RAT). They are your household contacts.
This includes people staying with you in:
- hotel or motel rooms
- campervans and motorhomes
- holiday homes such as Airbnb, short-stay apartments, and beach houses.
Who you should tell you have COVID-19
You should tell people that you have COVID -19. This includes your workplace, school or accommodation provider.
Reschedule or cancel your travel plans or activities
Remember to contact your airline or tourism operator to reschedule any travel plans or activities. Please note, there is no legal obligation on the provider to provide a refund or reschedule.
If you need medical care while you self-isolate
You may have to pay for any medical treatment you need. We encourage visitors to New Zealand to buy comprehensive travel insurance before they travel.
If you are an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident or are a citizen of the United Kingdom, there is a reciprocal health agreement that means you pay what New Zealanders pay for healthcare.
If you need health advice
If you need any advice on how to treat your symptoms or have worsening symptoms, call Healthline on:
- 0800 358 5453 — if you are calling from a New Zealand phone number.
- +64 9 358 5453 — if you are using an international SIM.
Calls from a New Zealand phone number are free, but charges may apply if you are using an international SIM — check with your phone provider.
Your embassy may be able to help
Consider contacting your embassy, consulate or High Commission if you go into hospital or require consular assistance.
Before you travel home or onwards to another destination
Check if you need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test, or a medical certificate confirming you have recovered before you travel.
If you have recently recovered from COVID-19, your pre-departure test may show a positive result.
If you have any questions or concerns about your forthcoming visit to Rathmoy Estate, please do not hesitate to contact us on 021 288 1873 or [email protected]