COVID-19 Info Hub
We want to do everything we can to encourage people to stay active, wherever possible, which we think is now more important than ever. We have produced a helpful one-pager which sets out some great ideas for being active at home or close to home and we also encourage you to check out the fabulous outdoor spaces we have within our wider Wellington region (but please stay 2m away from other people).
Below you'll find updates, business continuity information, exercises that you can do at home, nutrition advice (including recipes), postponements and cancellations, and other useful links.
#weareallinthistogether #everybodyactive #stayinworkout
Thursday 9 April: Collective Conversations - Wellington Regional Update
Today we ran the first of what will be weekly online information sessions for organisations and individuals in the play, active recreation and sport sector in the Greater Wellington Region. These conversations are designed to offer sector members the opportunity to receive key updates, ask questions, and share what's on their mind. Over 70 attendees representing more than 40 organisations joined this Collective Conversation.
Participants in the conversation heard updates from Rodger Thompson, General Manager at Sport Wellington, and Colin Stone, Regional Partnerships Manager - Central at Sport New Zealand; as well as Glenn McGovern, Sports & Club Partnership Lead at Wellington City Council, who shared how Wellington City Council is approaching understanding the immediate impacts of the current situation, and how they are gearing up to respond.
If you missed this Collective Conversation, you can view the full recording here:
The second Collective Conversation will be held at 10am on Thursday 16th April. If you are interested in attending, and have not received any information so far, please register your interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday 30 March
Today we sent out an update to our stakeholders regarding how Sport Wellington is responding to COVID-19. Like others, Sport Wellington staff are now working from home, we have prepared for this and our resources and functions remain operational. We therefore remain available to support you as we move forward. Sport Wellington have set out our key priorities for this immediate response period.
Saturday 21 March
Wellington City Council, Porirua City Council, Hutt City Council, Upper Hutt City Council, and Kapiti Coast District Council have announced that most facilities will be closed until further notice. This includes; swimming pools, libraries, community centres, recreation centres, museums, venues, and the City Gallery.
Being active at home
Info for play, active recreation, and sport sectors
Continuity and financial advice
Postponements and cancellations
The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand has put together some tips for looking after your mental health and wellbeing during COVID-19 to help everyone get through this time, and beyond.
All our information supports guidelines set out by the Ministry of Health and the New Zealand Government. To find out more information visit the New Zealand COVID-19 website.