COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

 

19-March 2020

New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Adern, announced that New Zealand borders would be shut to all but citizens and permanent residents:

New Zealand is closing its borders to everyone but citizens and permanent residents in an attempt to stop the growth of coronavirus.  The ban is in place for planes boarding after 11.59pm tonight (Thursday 19 March 2020) - any planes in the air already would not be impacted.  Partners and children of citizens or permanent residents are exempt from the ban, as are some health workers and humanitarian workers.

 

16-March 2020

Dr Ashley Bloomfield, New Zealand's General Director of Health, said in a press conference today that Self-isolating in a motorhome could be appropriate, provided the parties do not use shared campground facilities and avoid visiting tourist spots when other tourists are there.  The full press conference is available to view on YouTube at the following link.  View on YouTube here.
Note that all Pacific Horizon motorhomes are fully self-contained.

 

14-March 2020

New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Adern, announced stronger border control measures:
"As of midnight 15th of March, every person arriving in New Zealand (apart from those coming from the Pacific Islands) will have to self-isolate for 14 days. This includes returning New Zealand citizens and residents.  These measures will be reviewed on 31st of March 2020."

What does self-isolate mean?
You need to stay away from all situations where you could infect other people, being any situation where you may come in close contact with others (face-to-face contact no closer than 2 metres for more than 15 minutes). Avoid all social gatherings, work, school, faith-based gatherings, sports gatherings, restaurants & all public gatherings.

 

If you are concerned about your current booking with us, or wish to discuss a possible cancellation or postponement, please contact us either by calling 0800 808 882 (freephone from within New Zealand), or by emailing us on [email protected]  We will respond as soon as possible.

With the ever-changing status of the COVID-19 pandemic around the world, and how it is impacting on New Zealand, we are focussed on keeping both our staff and our clients as informed and as safe as we can.  To this end, we are in ongoing communication with our nationwide team to reiterate the high standards of both personal hygiene and of motorhome cleanliness both before and after every hire.

 

Further information regarding COVID-19 and its impacts to New Zealand is also at the following websites:

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