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Here’s a quick process to help you decide if you should go ahead with your planned event or not.
1. Check the Ministry of Health website for the most current advice on what kinds of events are allowed to go ahead.
2. Talk to any facilitator/educator involved in the event about risks and whether they are comfortable to go ahead or not.
3. Talk to your team about the risks and whether they are comfortable going ahead or not. Remember under NZ law, organisations have a responsibility to manage health and safety risks of activities such as events.
4. Talk to any funders/supporters about whether they are comfortable with the event going ahead or not, as there may be policies and/or reputational risks they need to consider.
5. Communicate with attendees. If you cancel or postpone your event let them know. Ideas for how to keep them engaged are to offer them first option if the event takes place sometime in the future, give them the facilitators contact details so they get in touch directly, or look into online delivery.
Auckland based Rakau Tautoko have developed this comprehensive plan for their community engagement work as part of the Papakura Food Scraps Project. It will be useful for those groups undertaking education and engagement work.
If you are preparing signage, here are some editable resources that may be useful. This includes signage for customers, staff and a cleaning Schedule. A massive thank you to Wastebusters for sharing the resources they’ve created.