PFRA CovidSAFE
Covid-19 Protection Framework

RULES AND STANDARDS | Updated 1 December 2021
Download a copy of PFRA CovidSAFE Rules and Standards here.

About the Framework

The Covid-19 Protection Framework brings us a world where we are freer to move and live with less disruption and offers the stability businesses need to plan for the future.  It introduces a new traffic light system to manage Covid-19 in the community.

  • Green

  • Orange

  • Red

 

The Framework is more flexible than the Alert Level system because we know that businesses that only open for vaccinated customers pose a lower risk.  We can move up levels when needed to control an outbreak.

PFRA Covid SAFE Fundraising Rules and Standards

 

These rules are in place to keep the public and our members’ fundraisers safe while representing their causes and beneficiaries. 

All fundraisers must complete the PFRA online Covid-19 Health and Safety training module before they return to fundraising. 

All members and fundraisers must report any CovidSAFE breaches of their Health & Safety Policy to the PFRA.  This includes any incidents where a fundraiser encounters someone self-isolating. 

Members of the public are also encouraged to report any concerns about members behaviour or activity while fundraising to the PFRA for further inquiry and investigation. You can do this by emailing info@pfra.org.nz or calling 022 061 3643.

Protecting yourself and others from Covid-19

 

At all stages of the framework settings, fundraisers are required to play it safe and reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission at work. With Covid-19 in some communities, there are simple steps that can slow the spread of the virus.

Stay home if you are sick

Any employee or fundraiser with a cold or flu like symptoms must stay away from work. They must contact health line (0800 358 5453) or their doctor to see if they need a test. If they are told to self-isolate the must do this immediately.

 

Maintain good hygiene

Maintaining good hygiene helps prevent the spread of COVID-19. This includes washing your hands often, coughing and sneezing into your elbow, and cleaning surfaces. When fundraising at Red, Orange & Green, fundraisers must:

  • Wash and dry hands regularly

  • Have their own bottle of hand sanitiser (minimum 60% alcohol content)

  • Have hand sanitiser for public use and display on their person or on a nearby stand or table.• Regularly clean equipment and commonly touched surfaces

  • Always follow hand hygiene guidelines.

 

Physical distancing

Physical distancing, sometimes known as ‘social distancing’, is about keeping a safe distance from others. Fundraisers must maintain a 1 metre distance between each other and members of the public.

 

Wear a face covering

Wearing a face covering helps keep you and other safe. They are useful when physical distancing is harder. You legally must wear a face covering in some locations.

When Fundraising under Red fundraisers must:

  • Wear a face covering while fundraising in a public-facing area like a supermarket, shopping mall, or retail store

  • Wear a face covering while knocking on residential addresses. Fundraisers must wear a face covering when speaking to members of the public at all times and when approaching a residential address.

When Fundraising under Orange and Green, Fundraisers are encouraged to wear a face covering while using indoor sites.

 

Keep track of where you have been

Scan QR codes wherever you go and turn on Bluetooth tracing. Using the app will help our health services reach people quickly to stop any possible spread of Covid-19. Fast and effective contact tracing helps us to prevent any further spread of COVID-19 in New Zealand.

  • Scanning in or record keeping is mandatory at most public venues. Fundraisers must scan in or record their details when entering businesses. Where Vaccine Passes are required, fundraisers must be able to produce their own Vaccine Pass.

  • Members must keep contact tracing records between teams working together.

  • Fundraisers must keep contact tracing records of all close contacts. For example: site managers, shop owners, staff, and members of the public that they interact with.

  • Accredited Members must submit all location and activity plans to the PFRA by midday Thursday, the week preceding the planned activity. Residential plans must include at minimum the date range, suburb, post code and team name.

  • Fundraisers must keep a record of all doors knocked on daily regardless of contact with the resident or not. This includes - full address details, solicited Y/N, the name of person spoken to, and the date & time of visit. Members must have safe and secure systems and process in place for this record keeping.

 

Get vaccinated

When you get vaccinated, you are not just protecting yourself. You are also doing your bit by reducing the risk of passing on Covid-19 to your whanau, friend, and community. For more information about how to get vaccinated visit www.covid19.govt.nz

Traffic Light System

 

Green is when there are some Covid-19 cases in the community, and sporadic imported cases. Community transmission will be limited and Covid-19 hospitalisations will be at a manageable level.

At Orange, there will be increasing community transmission that is putting pressure on our health system. There may also be an increasing risk of at-risk people.

At Red, action will need to be taken to protect both at-risk people and protect our health system from an unsustainable number of hospitalisations.

 

Face-to-Face Fundraising

Face-to-Face fundraising can take place at all traffic light settings, provided members conduct a thorough risk assessment and follow all Government and Ministry of Health guidelines. Additional restrictions for each setting and fundraising channel apply as follows.

Contact tracing

When fundraising at Red, Orange and Green, fundraisers

  • Must have safe and secure systems and processes in place to contact trace.

  • QR codes are to be displayed and fundraisers should encourage members of the public to use them.

Face-to-Face Fundraising: Red

 

Private Sites

  • Face coverings are mandatory at retail, public venues, and recommended whenever leaving your house.

  • Fundraisers will be required to produce their Vaccine Passes where vaccine certificates are used. At sites where vaccine certificates are used 1 metre physical distancing is required and capacity limits will be in place.

  • At sites where vaccine certificates are not used:

    • 1 metre physical distancing is required,

    • capacity limits will be in place,

    • hospitality will be contactless only,

    • events (indoor or outdoor), gyms and close contact businesses will not be able to operate.

  • No promotional material or collateral is to be given to members of the public.

 

Street Sites

  • Face coverings are mandatory at retail, public venues, and recommended whenever leaving your house.

  • Physical distancing of 1 metre is required at all times.

  • A total of two fundraisers may work at each site.

  • No promotional material or collateral is to be given to members of the public.

 

Door-to-door

  • Physical distancing of 1 metre is required at all times.

  • Face coverings must be used when approaching a door.

  • No promotional material or collateral is to be given to members of the public.

 

Face-to-Face Fundraising: Orange

 

Private Sites

  • Face coverings are mandatory at some retail, supermarkets, public and private venues, and encouraged elsewhere.

  • Fundraisers will be required to produce their Vaccine Passes where vaccine certificates are used.

  • At sites where vaccine certificates are not used:

    • 1 metre physical distancing is required

    • capacity limits will be in place

    • hospitality will be contactless only

    • events (indoor or outdoor), gyms and close contact businesses will not be able to operate.

 

Street Sites

  • Face coverings are encouraged.

  • Physical distancing of 1 metre is required at all times.

  • Limits to fundraisers on site may apply. see Site Guide for more details

 

Door-to-door

  • Face covering are encouraged when approaching a residential address

  • Physical distancing of 1 metre is required at all times.

 

Face-to-Face Fundraising: Green

 

Private Sites

  • Face coverings are encouraged indoors.

  • Fundraisers will be required to produce their Vaccine Passes where vaccine certificates are used.

  • At sites where vaccine certificates are not used:

    • 1 metre physical distancing is required, and

    • capacity limits will be in place

Street Sites

  • Physical distancing of 1 metre is required at all times.

 

Door-to-door

  • Face covering are encouraged when approaching a residential address

  • Physical distancing of 1 metre is required at all times