ECOFEST WEST COVID SAFETY PLAN

We are elated to be able to host EcoFest West 2021, with more than 140 in-person and online events. While Covid-19 remains an issue within our community, we’re taking every step to ensure everyone’s safety, by following all government advice. If you are attending an EcoFest West event, here’s how you can help.

STAYING UP TO DATE

The situation and alert levels can change rapidly. Please check covid19.govt.nz for the latest official advice about alert levels.

If the alert level changes, we’ll be updating which events may be delivered at ecofest.org.nz. If you’ve booked or registered for an event, please also keep an eye out for communication from your event host about any changes.

ATTENDING EVENTS

Please do not attend if you are unwell. Call Healthline for free on 0800 358 5453, or your healthcare provider if you think you have symptoms of Covid-19.

Follow good hygiene practices:

  • Frequently wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, then dry them thoroughly. If you can’t access soap and water, use alcohol-based sanitiser containing at least 60% alcohol. Use enough to cover your hands and rub hands together until dry.
  • Sneeze or cough into the crook of your elbow or cover your face with a tissue, then put the tissue in a bin, and clean your hands.
  • Avoid touching your face, or if you must touch your face, please clean your hands first.
  • When physical distancing isn’t a requirement, you can still play it safe by keeping a distance from people you do not know. Use your judgement.

CONTACT TRACING

We recommend that if you have a mobile phone, you install and use the NZ Covid Tracer App. This is available from the App Store and Google Play.

All event hosts have been asked to ensure a contact tracing app QR code is available and on display at the events they are hosting. If you can’t see a QR code, please ask the event host.

Event hosts are also asked to provide a contact tracing registration form, which can be completed if you don’t have the app or there isn’t a QR code available to scan. Again, if you can’t locate this, please ask your event host.

Thank you for your help to ensure the safety and wellbeing of everyone involved in EcoFest West 2021. We hope you enjoy the event(s) you attend at our festival!