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Re-opening in the Traffic Light System

Updated: Feb 17, 2022

After over 100 days, Tāmaki Makaurau is at the end of its longest ever period in COVID-19 lockdown. It has been a tough time for the South Auckland community in particular, and we’d like to acknowledge everyone’s commitment to protecting and supporting each other during this challenging time.

The Beautification Trust is excited to be resuming our in-person programmes and services from Friday 3 December, when Auckland moves to Red in the Government’s COVID-19 Protection Framework, also known as the traffic light system.

While operating at any level within the traffic light system, the Beautification Trust requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination if you are visiting us, using our shared spaces or attending Beautification Trust events and projects. This applies to staff, Boomer Shed members, volunteers and visitors, unless a valid exemption has been granted by the Ministry of Health. You can read our COVID-19 Vaccination Position here.

The Beautification Trust at the Red level

These safety measures apply to Beautification Trust programmes, services and events at the Red level:

  • All staff and visitors accessing public facing areas onsite must have proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a valid exemption from the Ministry of Health.

  • Up to 100 people can be onsite.

  • All staff and visitors must wear a face mask and keep a 1 metre distance from others.

  • Office-based staff are working from home where possible.

Read more about specific safety measures and our re-opening schedule for certain programmes below.

The Boomer Shed will re-open from Tuesday 7 December. The workshop space will have a maximum capacity of 12 people at a time. Any Boomer Shed classes will resume from 19 January 2022.

Our crew continues to work hard keeping our community free of tags. To report graffiti, we recommend you use our online form as we have reduced capacity to handle phone calls.

The person collecting and returning tools must have proof of COVID-19 vaccination. All tools should be cleaned before returning.

Compost is available for contactless self-service pick-up only. This means those ordering compost are asked to fill their own compost bags. The person collecting the compost must have proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Please read the pick-up instructions in the confirmation email when you request compost.

Bookings are open now for using the Creator Space from 17 January 2022 onwards. If you are booking the space, our staff will ensure you are aware of the additional responsibilities you will need to take.

Our Tiaki Fund remains open for applications. If you are successful in receiving funding and you are leading an environmental or beautification project, it is your responsibility to work within the rules of the traffic light system.

If you have any questions about the operation of our programmes, services and events in the traffic light system, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to seeing you again in person soon!

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