TTC guidance for activities under Covid-19 alert level 2
General Committee agreed to the following guidance for trip leaders and club members at its meeting of 13 May 2020.
While the country is in Covid-19 Alert Level 2, we the club members to enjoy tramping while keeping ourselves and others safe, so that the country can move to Alert Level 1.
In alert level 2
TTC trips are limited to a maximum of 10 people, within reasonable distance of Wellington. Car sharing is fine if you can keep a metre between you, and clean handles and surfaces before and after use.
Stick to the official guidance, see the Guidance for personal outdoor recreation during COVID-19 from the NZ Mountain Safety Council:
- Stay on clearly defined and marked tracks
- Maintain a minimum of 2m physical distance wherever possible, especially from people you do not know.
- Care must be taken to avoid interacting at communal points such as car parks, trail heads or sections of trail where physical distancing will be difficult.
- Regularly wash and dry your hands.
- Exercise caution with common touchpoints (e.g. gates, benches, public toilets) and wash or sanitise your hands after touching these surfaces.
- Minimise the sharing of equipment if possible. Equipment shared with others should be washed and dried before and after use.
- If you’re sick with flu-like symptoms, stay at home and self-isolate.
To take part in a TTC activity, you must sign up with the trip leader ahead of time with contact details (name, phone, email). Trip leaders will keep this contact list for a month, so that contact tracing will be quick if needed. Trip leaders cannot accept casual attendance on club trips.
Please curb your enthusiasm if you are unwell, or at risk. As always trip leaders have the final say on who comes on a trip, and where and when the trip goes.
You’ll also need to bring and use hand-sanitiser or soap. Goodies should not be shared, ditto utensils or tools.
TTC Overnight trips using huts will not resume during alert level 2.
Waerenga hut can be booked and used by a single group at a time, with a limit of 10 people. The leader of this group needs to keep a contact list with name, phone, email, and keep it for a month. Same guidance rules as above.
Lodge trips can run as long as only a single group is booked in the lodge, with a limit of 10 people.
Tararua Lodge will not be open until determined by the Ski and Lodge committee.
TTC Van is available for use on club trips.
Clubnights will continue to be online using Google Meet. We’re enjoying some great talks, getting excellent attendance, and getting positive feedback about sharing this way.
Clubrooms will be able to be used by groups that usually hire them, so long as they follow the CoVid-19 official rules. They will need to clean surfaces and handles they have touched before and after their sessions.
Individuals who need to go into the clubrooms as part of their voluntary work for the club can do so, also sanitising as they enter, anything they touch, and as they go.
Cleaning will resume its regular schedule, there will be no additional cleaning arranged, e.g. between hall hires. Hall users are to be advised of this, and asked to ensure they take care to clean before, during, and after their occupation of the hall.
- DoC's response to COVID-19
- Guidance for personal outdoor recreation during COVID-19 (NZ MSC)
- FMC thanks outdoor community for keeping it local during COVID-19 pandemic
- COVID-19: FMC’s advice to clubs and backcountry users