Wellingtonians can expect reduced hours, potentially closed facilities, and affected services as staff and contractors may be required to self-isolate, are unwell and recuperating, are redeployed to essential services, or facilities are required to do a deep clean after being identified as a location of interest.
Critical services like waste collections, funeral and crematoria services, and water maintenance will continue to operate but may be reduced in some areas, and most online services and payments will still be available.
Key Services and Facilities that may be affected include:
- Pools and recreation centres
- Community Centres
- Council/Committee meetings
- Rubbish/Recycling collections
- Landfill/Tip Shop
- Service Centres
- Contact Centre
- Building Consents and Compliance
- Public Health
- Noise Control
- Cremations and funeral services
We’ll communicate information and updates via the usual channels: the WCC website, Facebook, Twitter, E-newsletters, Wellington City Libraries channels, and email to bookings and customers.
If you have reserves waiting, these will be kept for you until we reopen.
You can return items to any of the 14 branches.
There are plenty of e-resources available if you’re home sick or self-isolating at www.wcl.govt.nz/downloads/
Pools & Recreation Facilities:
- Expect reduced hours, changes or cancellations to classes and services, as well as potential closures at short notice across our pools and recreation facilities.
Parks, Reserves & Gardens:
- Maintenance may be prioritised to ensure roading areas and facilities are kept clear and accessible.
- Cremations and casket burials may be prioritised over maintenance and ash burials if necessary.
Rubbish & Recycling Collections:
Council & Committee meetings:
In the meantime, you can help reduce the transmission of Omicron by adhering to the Ministry of Health guidelines for the Red Traffic light setting. This includes visitors to our sites and facilities presenting COVID-19 Vaccine Passes for people aged over 12 years and three months, contact tracing and, wearing face masks to keep the community and our staff safe. Remember, please stay home if you are unwell.
From 11 February 2022, all Wellington City Council workers have had at least a double dose of the COVID-19 vaccination.
For up-to-date information about the Traffic Light system, COVID Vaccine Passports, and getting tested, visit covid19.govt.nz.