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ODI COVID-19 Policy

Posted by Kyran and Nicky on 16/03/2020 11:56am

In response to the COVID-19 situation, we’re reaching out to all of our clients and contractors to let you know that our intention is to provide our services in a business-as-usual manner where possible, without overreacting but ensuring the health and safety of all parties. It is important to us that you feel confident that we have taken all the necessary steps to keep you, your staff and our contractors safe, whilst continuing with your learning and development commitments.

We have quickly taken steps to improve our video conferencing capability, having moved to Zoom, which enables robust remote access for groups and individuals by internet or phone. This platform is a good alternative to in-person individual and small group coaching, and can be used for training purposes if required, as it includes the ability for group teaching and virtual ‘breakout’ rooms. We are in the process of providing training for our contractors in the use of this software as well as preparing them in best practice on-line training design as an alternative to face-to-face delivery if that need arises.

We have also developed a policy for managing face-to-face training and coaching engagements as outlined below:

  • Prior to an event, we will request confirmation from our client that the venue provider (hotel or client organisation) will provide adequate washing and sanitation facilities including bathroom requisites, sanitiser and tissues.
  • Face-to-face workshops will have no more than 15 participants in attendance or an appropriate number less than that which enables recommended levels of social distancing.
  • ODI facilitators and your participants will have been domiciled in New Zealand for no less than 14 days prior to workshop delivery; they will have completed any imposed or self-isolation requirements prior to the delivery.
  • ODI facilitators will reinforce for participants the Ministry of Health hygiene best practices to be deployed throughout the event ie:
    • If a participant is feeling unwell, looks unwell, or is presenting any cold or flu-like symptoms, they should excuse themselves, or our facilitator will respectfully ask them to leave in order to protect others
    • No physical contact, ie hugging, shaking hands or hongi
    • Regular and thorough hand washing, ie before and after eating, after every bathroom visit, after coughing, sneezing or blowing nose
    • Cover coughs or sneezes with disposable tissues, to be disposed of into an appropriate bin, or cough or sneeze into elbow

This policy is subject to change at any time as the COVID-19 situation evolves.

Joint signatures

Kyran Newell and Nicky Trainor,
ODI Directors

16 March 2020

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