Update - 2:30 PM, Monday 23 March
The Prime Minister has announced that New Zealand has moved to Alert Level 3, and will move to Alert Level 4 in 48 hours (Midnight, Wednesday 25 March). Read the Prime Minister's press release(external link) and more about New Zealand's alert level system.(external link)
What this means is that coming into the office this week is no longer an option, and we will all be at home for at least the next 4 weeks. We will continue to keep in touch with you in the ways we discussed this morning, including via your managers and through our regular stand-ups by teleconference.
Please continue to work from home as best you can given the situation, take care of you, take care of your family, be kind.
Update - 12:00 PM, Monday 23 March
Below is a summary of stand-up on Monday 23 March:
Think about limiting your own movement as much as you can, that will help.
Reach out to one of your Managers or ELT members with questions, we’re here to help.
Continue checking this page for updates.
Update - 4:30 PM, Sunday 22 March
Our country is currently responding to COVID-19. On Saturday 21 March, the Prime Minister announced a four-stage alert system(external link) for COVID-19 and confirmed that New Zealand has been moved to Alert Level 2. The Prime Minister’s statement and speech can be found here(external link).
From Monday 23 March, SWA will be move to working remotely where possible, with immediate effect.
ELT will be onsite in our building on Monday morning. There will be a stand-up at 11 am for all staff. If you are not there in person, please make sure you dial in using the numbers provided via email. If you cannot access your email, please notify your manager who will provide you with these details.
Working from home
We’re aware that some of you may not have your work devices with you. If you can get to work safely, you are welcome to come and pick up your device from the office on Monday morning and then head home. If you can’t get in safely – please let your ELT member know, by 11 am and we will arrange delivery of your laptop.
If you’re taking public transport to get to work to pick up your device, please follow the physical distancing advice which is to try and leave the seat next to you free.
Please support each other
We know these are uncertain times and some of you may be feeling anxious or worried. If you have any questions or concerns please talk to your manager. Please also try to reach out to each other. Physical distancing makes keeping socially connected very important. Vitae is also there if you need.
This page will be updated as needed with messages for staff, alongside staff emails.