Over the weekend Mark and I have discussed if we should cancel or let the Hackfalls Arbor Camp run for this weekend. We both agreed that as long as there is no community transfer in New Zealand of COVID-19, the risk to the participants being exposed to the virus at Hackfalls is low. But there are some safety measures that we would like you to follow when coming to this year’s Hackfalls Arbor Camp.
We ask anyone who has arrived from overseas within the last 14 days not to attend the camp. We also ask anyone who has any flu or cold-like symptoms to stay at home. If you develop any such symptoms at the camp, we will ask you and the people you travelled within the same car to leave the camp and return home.
We have also set up some simple hygiene rules for the camp that we will also discuss again with everyone on arrival.
One of these rules is that you bring your own dishes and cutlery, you clean them, you dry them, and you do not share them. Also please bring your own water bottle, no one is in the mood for sharing drink bottles at the moment. :)
Mark and I have organised disinfectant to clean all the frequently touched surfaces two times a day.
Everyone who has been in Hackfalls knows the water coming from the tap is cooking hot, or it is cold, so if you can bring a spare water cooker and some large plastic bowls for washing dishes and hands, this would be great.
All the rest stays as it is, and we look forward to seeing you all on Friday night around the campfire.
If we hear of confirmed COVID-19 community transfer cases within New Zealand before Friday, Mark and I will be in touch again through Facebook.
You can also txt Mark and me until Friday lunchtime for an update, after that we will be in Hackfalls outside of phone reception.
Contact and Registration:
Mark Randall 021 194 0778
Andreas (Rossy) Ross [email protected] or 021 050 4351
For more information about the COVID-19 virus outbreak, please visit the Ministry of Health website https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-novel-coronavirus-health-advice-general-public