Date/Time - 10/05/2020 - 30/05/2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
It’s that time of year again when we sit out in the dark and listen out for those precious kiwi we’ve been working hard to protect!
The dates for 2020 are:
First window: 10th May – 30th May
Second window: 9th June – 28th June
Please let your local DOC or Kiwi Coast Coordinator know if you’ll need help covering your sites so we can provide support and assistance.
Don’t forget that the new Kiwi Coast Listening App is now available to help make this task a lot easier. Remember to download this and have a run through before you go – and take the standard listening form with you too as a back up! Training workshops are available to help if needed – let us know if you are keen.
If you use Kiwi Listening Devices instead of human listeners, be sure to book these as soon as possible with DOC, Kiwi Coast or NRC so we can help get them out to everyone and rotate them around the sites in time.
For Public Conservation Land, the Department of Conservation has advised that the Kiwi Call Count Survey can proceed on under Covid-19 Alert Level 2, subject to conditions.
You will need to get in touch with your local DOC Community contact and provide an updated Health and Safety Plan that shows how you plan to meet Level 2 conditions. You may wish to include the following:
- Government requirements for COVID-19 alert levels (AL) will be adhered to including travel restrictions and contactless transfer of materials.
- Anyone who is sick will stay home. Anyone who becomes sick during the day will self-isolate till they can go home. They will wear a face-mask for travel home.
- Vulnerable people (with underlying conditions or over 70) will stay home or agree to work with the measures needed to protect them.
- Cough and sneeze into elbow or use tissue and dispose of tissue.
- Contact tracing – A permanent record will be kept of everyone who worked, what time, where and their contact details.
- Physical distancing – People will work 2m apart and wear a face mask if they must be in contact closer than 1m (e.g. travelling in a vehicle).
- Hygiene equipment will be available during all work activities and at all work sites; soap, water and hand-towels, hand sanitiser, disinfectant and PPE disposal containers.
- Hand Hygiene will be practiced regularly by everyone. Everyone will:
- Wash hands regularly with soap and water for 20 seconds and dry, or clean with hand sanitiser. (All surfaces of hand will be covered and rubbed together, ensuring between fingers, fingertips, thumbs and up to wrist are cleaned)
- Complete hand hygiene prior to and after the work and using PPE and prior to eating.
- Gloves will be worn if people are handling the same equipment as others or equipment will be disinfected after use.
- Surface hygiene of all shared equipment and surfaces (including touch points in vehicles) will be carried out using surface wipes, bleach or surgical spirit (alcohol ethanol).
Just get in touch if with DOC or Kiwi Coast if you need more help with this or any aspect of Kiwi Listening in 2020.