Covid Precautions

Waiheke Lodge and Covid19 - December 2023

All restrictions from the New Zealand government regarding Covid are lifted.

The Lodge is an exclusive-use private hire building – the Lodge is not shared with any other guests during your stay or members of the public.

Here is some useful information about the advantages of the Lodge 

Our Location – The Lodge is situated on a long private driveway. If you decide to come by Sealink car ferry, you need not even leave your car to get to the Lodge. There is parking for around 4 cars or two 12 seater mini-buses can park up easily.

Linen – All linen is removed from the Lodge after guests leave and sent to Alsco where this is pressure-boil washed at over 100 degrees celsius to ensure hygiene and returned clean, ironed and sealed in cling wrap. The bunk bases which Alsco linen hire do not supply, are washed on site with high heat and disinfectant and hot tumble dried. 

Sanitation – After a group leaves, the building is sanitised as follows. Wearing protective gear, we carry out normal cleaning as we always did. Then all surfaces in bathrooms and kitchens plus all frequent touch areas such as door knobs, handles, window blind pull-chords, light switches, tables, chair arms, TV remote and hand-rails are sanitised and disinfected with >90% isopropyl alcohol.

Hygiene Related Equipment :

Sanitisers – Sanitiser dispensers are installed in both kitchens – these use >90% isopropyl alcohol in conjunction with Aloe Vera to avoid sanitised skin becoming dried out. This is in addition to the normal soap dispensers, so you can choose either or both. All our taps are lift up and press down type and can be operated with an elbow or turned off easily with a paper towel.

Paper towels – We have installed paper towel dispensers in all bathrooms with Tork paper towels which dissolve after a short while so can be washed down the toilet.

Feminine waste – We have battery operated no-touch automatic Pod Petite Sanitary Disposal Bins in all bathrooms.

Toilet Rolls and Kleenex tissues – plenty of toilet rolls in bathrooms and Kleenex tissues in each room – no need to bring any.

Paper Kitchen Rolls – are supplied.

Cloth Kitchen Dish Towels – Alsco dishcloths are supplied – to sanitise, just rinse under the tap, pop them in the microwave for 30 seconds until you see steam – then leave until cool.