Frequently asked questions
Will the return to work be staged or a 100% resumption? Or how long will it take to get to 100%?
The transition back to on-site work will be different for every Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency project. Some activity onsite can start straight away however it will take some time for the SH1/Tarewa Road Intersection Improvements project site to be fully operational.
Approximately how many people will be on site?
In order to minimise unnecessary contact and maximise physical distancing, we will be running small task-specific groups of crews on site. As time passes and we move to lower COVID-19 alert levels, the full team will be able to return to work at our SH1/Tarewa Road Intersection Improvements project site office.
Has the lockdown led to any changes to the work plan? What will we notice that’s different?
Safety will continue to be the overarching priority on all Waka Kotahi sites.
The SH1/Tarewa Road Intersection Improvements project site will reflect all mandatory changes required under COVID-19 Alert Level 3 with rigorous rules for; entering and leaving the workspace (contact tracing), personal hygiene, record keeping, physical distancing, waste disposal and equipment use and cleaning. Only activities that can be carried out safely will be allowed.
All office staff and those not physically required to be on site will continue to work from home.
Has the lockdown impacted the project programme? Does it mean the project is five weeks behind?
The impacts of COVID-19 on the project are not yet fully understood. More information will be released when available.
What will work on site look like during the different COVID-19 response levels?
Level 4: Site will be secured and closed but safety and security checks will take place.
Level 3: Small task-specific groups of work crews on site. All office staff and those who are not physically required to be on site will work from home.
Level 2: Work during level 2 is not currently known and will be confirmed when we have further guidance from the Government.
Level 1: Work during level 1 is not currently known and will be confirmed when we have further guidance from the Government.