Covid-19 Policy

Handy Manners was officially recognised as an emergency support business during the COVID L4 lockdown and we are open for business during L3.

Our team have a strict COVID policy to keep you and your family safe if and when you need us. Please stay safe and know that you can count on us to help during the crisis and beyond.

The New Zealand government has implemented changes to the way we live and work to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic and Handy Manners has a policy to comply and minimise risk to our employees, suppliers and customers.

Under Level 4 Lockdown, Handy Manners is recognised as an essential service for services that are required for the safety and security of people living in lockdown.

Under Level 3 restrictions, Handy Manners is recognised as a registered construction service and bulk courier service for all services that can be safely provided without any need for contact.

  1. No human contact and maintain at least 2m distance from anyone
  2. Wash hands and wear gloves when working
  3. Wipe down all surfaces with appropriate disinfectant before leaving the job site.
  4. No cash payments, all payments must be made online
  5. No gifts or shared food (no food accepted from clients)
  6. All movements and interactions must be recorded

Handy Manners staff should not touch, shake hands or encroach within 2 meter of anyone, especially clients. Staff may require working within 2m of a co-worker but this should be minimised. Sharing tools may be required but gloves should be used to minimise contact. Staff must carry cleaning supplies at ALL times and all work must be wiped down before leaving the job site.

Customers are asked to keep yourself, and all family members and pets at least 2 meter from staff. No cash payments will be accepted and please do not offer gifts, food or water to staff. They will have their own supplies, thank you.

Employees who fail to comply with this policy may be asked to not report for work until the pandemic is officially over and government restrictions are lifted.

Suppliers who fail to comply with this policy may not be used during the pandemic.

Customers who fail to comply may not be served. If Handy Manners or our staff feel that your actions (or inactions) are causing unreasonable risk, we may refuse further service with no refund.