We’re starting to readjust the way we work during Level 2 of the Covid-19 lockdown.
This week (starting Monday May 18) our staff will begin returning to their offices throughout Wellington, but we are limiting the number who can be in an office at any one time. Those not rostered to work in the office will continue to work from home. Staff who are working in an office must follow strict hygiene and social-distancing measures.
We are also starting to resume home visits, but with strict rules around social distancing and hygiene.
We’d like to thank all the communities who worked alongside us during the lockdown – it was a fantastic effort and we did it while sticking to the rules! It really was a wonderful example of community in action.
Our Community Pantry is no longer doing home deliveries. However, people can pick up food parcels from the pantry from 9.30am to 1pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The pantry is located at Wesley House, 206 Mulgavin Avenue, Cannons Creek. Please come up the left side of the house and knock on the back door. You can also call 04 237 7923 before you arrive.
Porirua Fruit & Vege Co-op
The Porirua Fruit & Vege Co-op has also stopped doing home deliveries. Orders need to be placed and paid for online by 5pm on Thursday, for contactless pick-up on Tuesday. Orders can be picked up between 12pm and 4pm from Wesley House at 206 Mungavin Ave, Cannons Creek.
We are still working out the fine details of how we can safely resume group activities such as our Real Good Kai cooking classes at Wesley House in Cannons Creek and Mama Celia’s Table at Wesley Waitangirua. We hope to start these groups up again very soon.
Where possible staff will continue to work with people remotely. However, we now have more flexibility to do home visits if they are deemed appropriate.
- Our staff will not go into homes if anyone there is unwell or likely to have been exposed to Covid-19.
- Staff will observe strict social-distancing and hygiene measures.
- Staff will use PPE in situations where some kind of physical contact is needed (such as helping an older person get into a car.