Level 1 vs overseas-owned pandemic requirements
I've heard of at least two US-owned companies operating in NZ which have either banned staff from returning to local offices until September; or reluctantly allowed staff to return but only if no more than 3 are in the office at once and they are all wearing masks.
This, despite NZ reaching level 1 today, with all restrictions on personal movement removed.
Is anyone working for an overseas-owned company experiencing H&S edicts coming from a country in which Covid-19 is still widely spread in the community, and which don't match up with the experience on the ground here? (And thereby bring H&S into disrepute)
Not for our workplace personally but some of our local pulp and paper mills (Kawerau) are governed by those overseas restrictions still. Not so much restricting the work taking place but many project managers still working from home. May still be a good thing to help ease the return of the common flu and other viruses as staff slowly relax the excellent hygiene practices we have practiced over the last 6 weeks. We are about to trend our sick leave data at the end of July to compare to last year and hopefully show the positives of good distancing and hygiene controls.
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