Face coverings have been proven to reduce the risk of transmitting Covid-19. Therefore the New Zealand government has established particular laws around the wearing of face coverings. These laws apply to courier drivers and therefore apply to Sherpa drivers.
If there is a rise in community transmission in your city or your city is sitting at Alert Level Three or above, YOU MUST WEAR A FACE MASK OR COVER while working for Sherpa.
It’s important to stay up to date with the advice in your city. You can read more about the Alert Levels and the developing Covid-19 situation in New Zealand here.
A face covering can either be a surgical or cloth face mask. If you have trouble finding one at short notice, you can also make it on yourself by using a scarf or any other piece of fabric to cover your nose and mouth.
Wearing a mask can help protect you and those around you. While a mask can be used as an extra precaution, you must continue to:
- Stay at home if unwell
- Maintain physical distance (more than 2m) from other people
- Avoid large gatherings and crowded indoor spaces
- Practise hand and respiratory hygiene
Be sure to physical distance where possible while working for Sherpa, and follow the Contactless Delivery processes on your driver app.
You can read more regarding Covid-19 updates by visiting the Australian Government website here.
If you have any questions please reach out to our friendly Sherpa Support immediately.