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Operational changes in response to the COVID-19 Alert Level 4

25 March 2020

We want to assure everyone that at this time our service continues to operate. Business continuity is incredibly important to us and the people we are here to serve.

However, at 11.59pm, Wednesday, 25 March and until further notice, our offices in Hamilton and Tauranga have been closed to everyone other than staff who may need to enter the building to undertake their work.  As a result of COVID-19 Alert Level 4, we are also no longer able to meet people in person to provide support in a face-to-face way.

We are however maintaining communications with all the people we work with and people enquiring about support for homelessness by telephone, text messaging and email to ensure business continuity.

We are also continuing to provide wraparound assistance to people we have supported into homes – with adjustments to how we work to ensure we are maintaining physical distancing.

We are enormously grateful for the dedication, high standards and understanding of everyone who works alongside The People’s Project in the environment in which we all find ourselves.

If you have specific questions on any of these changes, please don’t hesitate to contact our offices by email or phone.

Unite against COVID-19: We are at Alert Level 1

Our service is open but entry to our offices is by appointment only. Please use our FREEPHONE numbers and call us before coming to our offices. In HAMILTON phone 0800 437 348 or TAURANGA phone 0800 198 010. If you have a runny nose, sore throat or cough, please do not come in - get tested and self-isolate until you are cleared by a doctor. The Government has now made it a requirement to wear a face mask or covering when using public transport. You will be asked to observe physical distancing in our offices and may be asked to wear a face mask (which we will provide). Thank you.