COVID-19 Update – Level 1

With New Zealand now at COVID-19 Alert Level 1 Orama is now open for guests but with limited accommodation capacity.

Restrictions

Despite re-opening (albeit with limited capacity) we still have the following restrictions in place:

  • to facilitate contact tracing all visitors to the site are encouraged to sign-in at the Orama reception area or scan the COVID-19 QR code using the government’s COVID Tracer app. Note that you must be connected to the Orama wifi network for the Contract Tracer app to work
  • we have postponed or cancelled Orama-organised public events and gatherings until further notice
  • we have instituted a moratorium on new volunteers for the foreseeable future

Hygiene

  • we continue to reinforce to our resident community the need for increased basic hygiene practices such as hand washing, the use of hand sanitiser, not touching face, coughing/sneezing into elbow

Dealing with Sickness

Should an individual get sick (even with very mild symptoms) while staying at Orama we will follow a standard process of notification/assessment/diagnosis/treatment which would typically involve the following steps:

  • Immediately notify Orama and Hillary Outdoors management.
  • Immediately isolate the individual at Orama (prior to clinical assessment).
  • Check for COVID-19 symptoms – indications of fever, flu-like symptoms, coughing, difficulty breathing, or any combination of these symptoms.
  • Contact the Local Regional Public Health Unit in Port Fitzroy for clinical assessment or if they are not available call Healthline on 0800 358 5453
  • If COVID-19 symptoms are NOT confirmed then the individual will remain in isolation (at Orama) for at least 24 hours or for however long is deemed necessary by the clinical assessment. If necessary the individual will be sent back home to complete their recovery at the earliest opportunity.
  • If COVID-19 symptoms are confirmed and hospitalisation is not required then arrangements will be made for longer-term isolation (at home) for the individual and those they have been in contact with. If hospitalisation is required then arrangements will be made for immediate transfer to hospital.

Questions

If you have any questions about Orama’s response to COVID-19 please do not hesitate to get in touch. For more in-depth information about COVID-19 a great source of information is the FAQ at the Ministry of Health and the government’s COVID-19 web site.