Covid-19

Covid-19 Protection Framework Setting – Orange Setting

Restrictions are in place to look after the people in our care. Our robust health and safety measures ensures we continue to perform safely while providing optimal care to all our patients.

The safety and wellbeing of our clients, visitors, staff, medical specialists, and contractors is always our utmost priority.  We have always had very thorough cleaning, hygiene and health and safety processes in our facilities. We have dedicated infection prevention and health and safety experts advising and monitoring our practices. We’ve also put in place even more cleaning and sanitising, focusing on high touch surfaces, and we have hand sanitisers installed throughout the hospital for our staff, clients, and visitors.

We’re following the Ministry of Health’s guidelines around handwashing, cough etiquette, social distancing, and hygiene practices, and have reinforced this with all our teams. If you are unwell, please do not enter the facility. Contact your GP.

Policies that keep us safe

We want to assure all people in our care that we have extensive policies, procedures, and measures in place to keep us all safe whilst reducing the likelihood of Covid transmission within our facilities.

Evolution provides a rapid antigen tests for testing where applicable.

Should a client in our care become symptomatic, find out they are a close contact, or test positive for Covid, we have procedures in place to support and isolate that client.

Across Evolution our facilities are registered on the Critical Worker Register, with our healthcare staff identified as part of the Close Contact Exemption Scheme. This means our facilities can continue operating with minimal disruption, and our staff who may become a close contact can undertake rapid antigen tests to ensure they are safe to work.

We are committed to ensuring you can continue to access our exceptional healthcare during this time.

To reduce the risk of Covid-19 we ask all people to follow the rules below:

Enter our facilities through the main entrance only

  • Always wear a surgical mask within our facilities
  • Where possible please maintain physical distancing of at least 1 metre
  • Maintain vigilant hand washing and hygiene practices
  • If you’re unwell do not enter our facilities. Follow Ministry of Health guidelines and contact your GP
  • Thank you for helping us to keep our staff, patients, and the people you love safe.

More information:
Ministry of Health NZ
Regional Public Health
Safe Travel (travel advice)
Healthline: Dedicated number for health-related calls about Coronavirus 0800 358 5453

Orange Setting for New Zealand’s Covid-19 Protection.

Orange Setting for Clients and Visitors

In our effort to protect our patients, staff, and doctors from Covid-19 we ask that you:

  • Visiting must only be within the client’s room.
  • Restrict your visitors to 1 fully vaccinated person at a time and within the facility visiting hours.
  • Visiting hours are set by the facility. Please contact us for visiting hour times.
  • No children under 12 years of age can visit.
  • Visitors over 12 years of age must be vaccinated, able to show proof of vaccination, and always wear a surgical mask within the facility.
  • Remind your family/whanau or any visitor to not visit you if they have flu-like symptoms or are feeling unwell, or are in close contact with someone feeling unwell or if with flu-like symptoms
  • Use the hand sanitisers upon entering and exiting rooms and our hospital.

Have you:  

  • A current household member has tested positive for Covid, and you are isolating per Ministry of Health guidelines?
  • Have recently had Covid and still symptomatic?
  • Been feeling unwell? (Fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath).

If you answered YES, please:

  • Stay home – please don’t enter our facility.
  • Contact Healthline for advice: COVID-19 hotline: 0800 358 5453
  • General Healthline hotline: 0800 611 116
  • Contact your Healthcare Provider.

In the Orange Setting patients can have one visitor for one hour at a time who is vaccinated and able to show proof of their vaccination status.

The restrictions are in place to keep a limitation to how many people are in our facility.

  • Visiting hours are set by the facility. Please check with the patient for visiting hours or contact us for visiting hour times.
  • No children under 12 years of age can visit.
  • Visitors over 12 years of age must be vaccinated, able to show proof of vaccination, and always wear a surgical mask within the facility.

Green Setting for New Zealand’s Covid-19 Protection.

Green Setting for Patients and Visitors

In our effort to protect our clients, and staff from Covid-19 we ask that you:

  • Visiting must only be within the patient room. Our communal areas and lounges are not available.
  • Restrict your visitors to 2 fully vaccinated person at a time and within the facility visiting hours.
  • Visiting hours are set by the facility. Please check with the patient for visiting hours or contact us for visiting hour times.
  • Out of the two visitors at a time, one can be a child under the age of 12.
  • Visitors over 12 years of age must be vaccinated, able to show proof of vaccination, and always wear a surgical mask within the facility.
  • Remind your family/whanau or any visitor to not visit you if they have flu-like symptoms or are feeling unwell, or are in close contact with someone feeling unwell or if with flu-like symptoms
  • Visitors to please enter through our main hospital reception and scan the QR code before entering our facility.
  • Use the hand sanitisers upon entering and exiting rooms and our hospital.

Have you:  

  • A current household member has tested positive for Covid, and you are isolating per Ministry of Health guidelines?
  • Have recently had Covid and still symptomatic?
  • Been feeling unwell? (Fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath).

If you answered YES, please:

  • Stay home – please don’t enter our hospital.
  • Contact us
  • Contact Healthline for advice: COVID-19 hotline: 0800 358 5453
  • General Healthline hotline: 0800 611 116
  • Contact your Healthcare Provider.

In the Green Setting patients can have one visitor for one hour at a time who is vaccinated and able to show proof of their vaccination status.

The restrictions are in place to keep a limitation to how many people are in our facility.

  • Visiting hours are set by the facility. Please check with the patient for visiting hours or contact us for visiting hour times.
  • Out of the two visitors at a time, one can be a child under the age of 12.
  • Visitors over 12 years of age must be vaccinated, able to show proof of vaccination, and always wear a surgical mask within the facility.