December 3rd 2021
Under the new Covid Protection Framework, from 3rd December 2021, GCH Aviation and their divisions will be implementing the following policies:
Vaccine Passes will be required to enter our premises or aircraft. This will be verified by staff upon arrival.
This excludes individuals with an exemption or children under the age of 12.
This applies to GCH Aviation and their divisions of, Garden City Helicopters – Christchurch, Kaikoura Helicopters, Coastwide Helicopters – Greymouth, GCH Nelson, Wellington Helicopters, GCH Jet ops, GCH Jet Centre
We would like to assure our communities that, even in these uncertain times, GCH Aviation’s highest priority remains the safety of our guests, visitors, patients, workers, and staff.
We have implemented additional processes and measures to enhance and support the health and personal wellbeing of all which includes opting into the New Zealand Government’s COVID-19 My Vaccine Pass (MVP) system.
COVID-19 My Vaccine Pass
GCH Aviation has confirmed that all our sites and aircraft within the group in New Zealand will require a verified COVID-19 My Vaccine Pass for all persons to be eligible to access operations commencing from Friday 3rd December 2021, children under 12 years old are currently exempt and are welcome when accompanied by an adult with a verified My Vaccine Pass.
As per government guidelines photo ID may be requested to assist verifying a pass, please ensure this is available on arrival if prompted. Accurate COVID-19 record keeping remains a requirement in addition to My Vaccine Pass within the COVID-19 Protection Framework to access sites.
We have undertaken comprehensive risk assessments and consultation with our teams to ensure they become fully vaccinated and ready to welcome guests on 3rd December, we are proud of our team’s effort and uptake of this important initiative.
Forward reservations and bookings will be subject to compliance with this requirement and may be cancelled if management are not satisfied that a guest/guests can fulfil this requirement. Changes or cancellations to bookings incur no charge if made at least 24 hours prior to flight time. Booking amendments are subject to availability.
Should you feel unwell, have symptoms of COVID-19, or have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19 please do NOT come on site but stay home and take care of yourself. Our friendly team will be happy to assist you over the phone to make alternative arrangements for your visit when safe to do so.
We take the utmost care to ensure every stay is welcoming, comfortable and safe. We would like to assure you that along with our own initiatives we continue to act on any information and guidelines received by the New Zealand Government and Ministry of Health.
We ask that you respect our team members who have been tasked with implementing this policy. We would like to remind you that GCH Aviation has no tolerance for aggressive behaviour or conduct that exploits our culture of care, respect and Manaakitanga.
We look forward to welcoming you back.
GCH Aviation and their divisions of Garden City Helicopters, Kaikoura Helicopters, Coastwide Helicopters, Wellington Helicopters, GCH Jet ops, GCH Jet Centre