Covid-19

Training and events may now resume at Alert Level 2 with restrictions.

Alert Level Protocols and Return to Activity Guide

Depending on your region’s alert level, the protocols and restrictions outlined in our Return to Activity Guide will apply:

Unite against COVID-19

The Government has the most up to date advice on what we need to do to keep everyone safe from COVID-19.

​Check out the Unite Against COVID-19 website for all the latest advice.

Tips for when training isn’t possible

Fit 5 Guide and Fitness Cards

The Special Olympics Fit 5 guide and fitness cards help guide you when you’re at home.

They cover exercises, healthy eating and staying hydrated.

Other ways to keep in touch

Start a phone tree 

A phone tree is a great way to make sure you get to talk to someone every day! Write a list of a people and their phone numbers who would like to join your phone tree. Share the list with the group. The first person on the list phones the second person. The second phones the third and so on. 

Get in touch with your coach or club chair

Even when we aren’t at training, we can still keep in touch with our sports teams. Reach out to your coach and see how they’re doing! They’ll also be able to help you get in touch with the other members of your team. 

Contact your Regional Sports Coordinator or other member of SONZ staff

 All SONZ staff are still working from home. We love hearing from you, so feel free to reach out if you want to chat or have any questions. You can find all our contact details on the Staff page.

Start a WhatsApp group

 You can download WhatsApp to your phone and start a group chat with your sports team and other New Zealand and International friends you have met through Special Olympics. 

Using Zoom for a video hui (meeting)

Zoom is one of many great tools available for holding a hui (meeting) when we can’t catch up in the same room.

You can set up your own zoom account if you like, or get in touch if you would like us to set up a hui for you using the Special Olympics New Zealand account.

Check out our guide for more information on using Zoom.