COVID-19 Update: Stevenson Village

By Bonnie Robinson, CEO - 12 August 2020

COVID-19 Update: Stevenson Village

12 August 2020: A letter from Bonnie Robinson, CEO to Stevenson Village Residents and Family Members

Dear Stevenson Village Residents and Family Members

Level 3 at Stevenson Village

As you are aware last night the government put Auckland into Level 3 due to 4 new cases of community transmission in Auckland.

At Stevenson Village Level 3 means:

  • You need to decide who is in your household bubble now. Keep it small, ie maybe one friend or relative, and once decided you cannot add in other people. Relatives and friends from outside your bubble cannot visit you in person.
  • Please do not go out into the community yourself unless it is essential, for example essential medical care.
  • Do not go out to visit friends or family.
  • If at all possible, get friends and family to do your grocery shopping for you so that you do not have to go to the supermarket. If you are having difficulty getting shopping done, please phone reception 538 0800 and we will do our best to assist.
  • If you are out in the community keep 2 metres from anyone else and wear a mask where this might be difficult (see below).
  • There is NO visiting to the Rest Home or Hospital. The Rest Home and Hospital are in complete lockdown.
  • Day Programme is cancelled.
  • If you are unwell DO NOT socialise or go out. Seek medical advice and if asked to take a Covid-19 test take one and stay home until you get the results.

Home support services can continue

If you receive help with home support – eg showering, medication, housework please contact your provider to see whether this will continue. These are the only outside visitors who may enter.


The government has suggested, and it may become mandatory, to wear a mask when out in the community in places where it might be difficult to socially distance, for example on public transport or in supermarket.

  • You DO NOT need to wear a mask while in your unit with people who are in your bubble.
  • Masks can be made of material or coated paper (that is bought surgical masks). DO NOT make a mask of a plastic bag as you could suffocate yourself if it slipped.
  • Material masks can be washed (on hot wash) and reused. Paper masks are one use only.
Bonnie Robinson, CEO