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About Operational Practicalities

When do I need to wash my hands?

Ministry of Health advice is for washing hands with soap for at least 20 seconds and dry thoroughly using a hand drier or paper towels.  Alternatively use a 70% alcohol hand gel sanitiser eg. microshield.

Wash hands after toileting, before handling food, after sneezing, coughing or before touching mouth or eyes.

If I am working from a PowerNet office, where can I find hand sanitiser?

You will see sanitiser stations around the office and depots, and PowerNet are currently sourcing additional supplies.  We encourage its use.

Do I need to use disinfecting wipes that have been provided?

These are recommended by Ministry of Health as a prevention technique.  PowerNet will make available disinfecting wipes or spray bottles to staff working in the office. Please use on all shared hard surfaces.

Please use the disinfecting wipes or spray bottles and chux cloths to clean all shared surfaces including desks, phones, etc.  Please do not spray straight onto any computers, spray the cloth and then wipe clean.  Once finished please dispose of the chux cloth and wash your hands.

What if I have to work from home – will any additional broadband costs be covered?

If you have been requested to work from home by your leader, then consideration on a case-by-case basis will be given to compensation.

We would welcome your feedback and/or questions direct to either your leader or the PowerNet COVID-19 Manager, Faye McLeod.

Faye McLeod 027 809 3464, email: