16 Apr 20

Best Practice Guidelines – COVID-19

With New Zealand – and the world – in the midst of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, SCA (NZ) has developed these best practice guidelines to help Body Corporate Managers, Committees  and residents make informed decisions.


These guides were prepared for:


  • Alert Level 1 (no more than 500 persons present)
  • Alert Level 2 (no more than 100 persons present) only

However, these documents can be applied as a basic guide at all levels.
This moment requires collaboration from all parties and these guides have proactive advice, preventative policies and resources for all affected in our industry.


At the heart of our community is people’s homes and many small businesses, and we hope these guides and SCA (NZ) more broadly can provide some clarity around best practice during this time as people work to safeguard their homes and businesses.


We encourage our members to read the guidelines carefully.


Best Practice Guide – COVID-19 – Building Managers

Building managers are a strata communities front line defence and an essential service. It is vitally important that you and/or your company prepare your own contingency plan in case you and/or 40% of your staff contract the virus. The show must go on and how will you see that it can? DOWNLOAD HERE


Best Practice Guide – COVID-19 – Committees

Whether you’re a landlord, owner occupier, committee or a building owner, here’s what you need to know about preparedness, communication and resident safety during the COVID-19 outbreak. DOWNLOAD HERE


Best Practice Guide – COVID-19 – Residents

Everyone will be home for some weeks and quite possibly feeling under pressure with the uncertainty of the current circumstances. During this time, all residents should be encouraged to be tolerant, considerate and kind to each other. A common courtesy that may be tested during these potentially challenging times. DOWNLOAD HERE