COVID-19 update: the ATNZ team are here for you

13 August 2020

With the changes of the COVID-19 alert levels across New Zealand on Wednesday 12 August, we want to reassure you the ATNZ team is here for our apprentices and our host companies.

Based on our previous alert level experience, we are assuming most host companies will continue to operate, and have our apprentices working, while following all COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

To our apprentices:

If your host company has temporarily shut down due to the change of alert levels and you are not working, please contact your ATNZ Account Manager immediately.

A reminder that if you are feeling at all unwell with COVID-19-like symptoms, you must stay home and call your General Practitioner or Healthline’s dedicated coronavirus line on 0800 358 5453. Healthline is a free health advice and information service, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You also need to let your ATNZ Account Manager know as soon as possible. In addition, if you are tested for coronavirus, you need to self-isolate at home until you get the test results and inform your account manager of the outcome.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to OCP if you need it – that’s our free and confidential support service for all our apprentices. You can contact OCP on 0800 377 990 or with any questions, concerns or just to have a chat if you feel uncertain or anxious at this time

To our host companies:

If you have temporarily shut down due to the change of alert levels and our apprentice is not working, please let your ATNZ Account Manager know immediately.

To ensure the health and wellbeing of our apprentices, we also need you to inform us if any of the staff in your workplace test positive for coronavirus. Should this occur, please immediately call our Health and Safety Manager, Kylie Mason, on 027 431 5877.

If you have any questions, please talk to your account manager or our Health and Safety Manager, Kylie Mason at "> or 027 431 5877.

We’ll update you again soon (please check your inboxes for our latest email updates), when we know more about the Government’s response to the new COVID-19 cases.

In the meantime, kia kaha and stay safe.

The ATNZ team