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Community advisory regarding staff sickness at MDC

As is being seen across the motu, COVID case numbers among staff at Manawatū District Council have been on the increase in the last couple of weeks which may lead to some changes in how we operate.

Some of our services may be impacted due to reduced staffing levels, and where this is the case we shall inform residents via our social media accounts and on our website.

To help reduce the spread of COVID-19 at council, we’ve implemented a range of measures that includes twice weekly Rapid Antigen Testing for staff, limits to the number of people in meeting rooms, physical distancing where possible, and encouraging the use of face masks for visitors to the council offices, Makino Aquatic Centre and Feilding Library.

We’ve implemented these measures in the hope that we’ll be able to maintain our normal levels of service. However, we know from past experience that being short staffed puts others under pressure, so we thank you for your patience and understanding.

We hope to be back to the usual levels of staff in the next couple of weeks.