Updated: May 11
Published 17 March 2020
Last updated 12 May 2020
While the full extent of COVID-19's global impact is yet unknown, we must take precautionary measures to protect ourselves, our employees and our business. We believe it is up to every individual to do their part.
While hospitals and governments work to keep people healthy and safe, many businesses are trying to find the right policies and protocols to put in place. Below is our policy that might be of use.
This is the COVID-19 policy for Soda and was made effective from 17 March* (*updated as the situation develops)
Last updated 12 May 2020
This policy applies to all Soda staff.
The policy is provided to all co-workers located at Wintec House for their guidance.
This is a temporary policy and will stay in place until further notice.
The policy will be reviewed every 48 hours to ensure that it complies with NZ Government Health guidelines any updates to the policy will be emailed to all Soda Staff by the Operations Manager.
LEVEL 3 TO LEVEL 2
Following the Prime Ministers announcement latest announcement on May 11, 2020 Soda Inc. will now be fully operational while adhering to the Ministry of Health guidelines. Our coworking space will officially reopen on Monday 18 May, 2020.
Working from Home (WFH)
If Soda staff have any signs of illness, including sniffles, sore throat etc, they must work from home until the symptoms have been clear for 24 hours.
During face to face meetings, avoid contact, don't shake hands, meetings must be capped at a max of 10 people and maintain a 2 hour time limit for groups to be on your premises.
Any work events can only have a max of 10 people and adhere to the Ministry Health guidelines.
Soda staff can now look to re-organise some events for the future. But any run during this time must be capped at 10 people.
Soda staff my travel domestically for business.
At risk people
If you have close family/friends or people you live with who are at risk, you should be particularly careful.
Contact Healthline for free on 0800 358 5453, or your GP if you begin to feel unwell. The symptoms of COVID-19 are cough, fever, and shortness of breath.
SODA COWORKING SPACE
Soda's coworking space will reopen Monday 18 May, 2020.
Alert Level 2 requires that we must be able to track and trace whoever has entered and left the building. We require all our coworkers and their visitors to sign in and out when entering and exiting the building using Swiped On at Soda reception.
Keep a log of the time you entered and exited the building
Wipe and disinfect all surfaces used
Use the hand sanitiser available on each level
Wash your hands. Wash your hands. Wash your hands.
You can read details about all Alert Levels here
It is important to stay updated on health guidelines from trusted organisations like NZ Ministry of Health, World Health Organization, & Centers for Disease Control. Ensure you're getting information from reliable sources to avoid spreading misinformation.