Waipā District Council Alert Level 2 FAQs
Yes, although there will be restrictions. Under Alert Level 2, contact tracing, physical distancing and limits on the number of people allowed into buildings must be in place at all Council-operated public facilities.
Residents using community facilities must adhere to physical distancing guidelines and are urged to wash their hands before and after using any public exercise or playground equipment. Residents must refrain from using these facilities if they have cold or flu-like symptoms.
Council operations such as roading, water services, maintenance, major projects, essential services and recycling will continue as normal in Alert Level 2 with safety measures in place.
Rubbish collection services, although privately managed in Waipā, are essential and will continue to operate.
In Alert Level 2, the Cambridge and Te Awamutu libraries will operate on reduced hours from Monday to Friday from 9am - 5pm. The Cambridge library will be open Saturdays as normal during Level 2.
No more than 30 people will be allowed in the Te Awamutu Library and Cambridge Library for a maximum of 20 minutes at once. These spaces will also operate on a one-in one-out policy.
The Te Awamutu Museum will also reduce its opening hours to 10am-4pm on weekdays with a limit of 10 people allowed in the facility for a maximum of 30 minutes at once.
Playgrounds, skate parks, BMX tracks, mountain bike parks and boat ramps will be open during Alert Level 2. Remember to stay two metres apart from others and wash your hands – before and after using the facilities.
You can use parks, reserves and dog exercise areas, but please keep two metres apart from other members of the public. Please remember to pick up your dog’s poo when out and about.
Yes, if you can do these safely. Please keep two metres apart from other members of the public and if you use playground or exercise equipment, please sanitise before and afterwards.
For up-to-date information about using Go Waipa facilities during Alert Level 2, visit gowaipa.com.
Cemetery grounds are open to the public and small gatherings at funerals and tangi of up to 100 people are permitted during Alert Level 2.
All public toilets across the district will be open in Alert Level 2.
Events indoors and outdoors are limited to 100 pax (this includes events staff/stall holders and the public).
Residents are urged to keep surfaces clean, wash their hands, and maintain safe physical distancing.
A person in charge of a social gathering should ensure records are kept for contact tracing purposes, except where every person in a gathering knows each other. This includes in your home, community hall, or other space.
You should not participate in any gatherings if you have Covid-19 symptoms or if you need to be in isolation for any reason.
Find out more information about events at covid19.govt.nz.
If you have any questions about your local event, contact email@example.com.
Our recycling service will continue as normal in Alert Level 2. If your recycling hasn’t been collected please call 0800 WAIPADC (924 723) and we will do our best to resolve the issue.
Rubbish in Waipā is a privately-owned service. For any enquiries, please speak to your rubbish provider. If you use yellow pre-paid bags, your provider is EnviroWaste which can be contacted on 0800 240120.
Symptoms of Covid-19 include a cough, a high temperature (at least 38°C), shortness of breath, sore throat, sneezing and runny nose and/or temporary loss of smell.
If you have these symptoms please call Healthline for free on 0800 358 5453 or your doctor immediately.
For information about Community Based Assessment Centres (CBAC) and Mobile CBAC locations visit waikatodhb.govt.nz/your-health/covid-19-in-waikato/cbac/.