Skifields open with Level 2 restrictions

Coronet Peak skifield, Cardrona Alpine Resort and Treble Cone skifield will be open today but with Covid-19 Alert Level 2 restrictions in place.

The three skifields were closed yesterday while protocols set up in May, before the start of the season, were reactivated.

Skiers and snowboarders can expect some changes to the way skifields operate today and over the next few days.

Anyone who is unwell is being asked not to visit a skifield.

Those who do are reminded about hand washing and how to cough and sneeze into their elbows.

Skiers are generally required to keep 2m away from people they do not know and 1m from those they do.

Families and households do not need to observe physical distancing.

Cafes will be limited to 100 dining guests at a time, and will be run on a one-in, one-out basis.

Cash will not be accepted at Coronet Peak.

Bags will not be allowed to be left in indoor areas, and it is being suggested skiers use their cars for shelter and at lunchtime.

Procedures will be in place for contract tracing, skiers being required to provide phone numbers and email addresses.

Skifields will carry out extra cleaning of facilities, including lifts.

Lift queues will be arranged to allow for physical distancing.

mark.price@odt.co.nz

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