Haast Lodge Is open and welcoming guests. Book and Stay with Haast Lodge in Confidence.

Haast Lodge have implemented measures to minimise the risk of transmission, to ensure that our guests and employees remain in a safe, inclusive and healthy environment. We are doing everything we can to uphold our high standards to maintain a safe environment, with additional cleaning, disinfecting, and we have in place, Health & Safety procedures, Sustainability procedures and COVID procedures. 

Having the COVID Ready badges ensures that all protocols meet the Government (Ministry of Health and Worksafe) protocols and allow our business to display the WTTC Safe Travels stamp.

We look forward to welcoming you.

How we manage the risks of restarting part or all of Haast Lodge when required?

Carry out cleaning and sanitizing of all touch surfaces. These include frequently touch areas such as:

Curtains and pull cords, Light switches, Tables/table lamps, Remote Controls, Toilet lids/buttons/splash backs, Power Points, Handles, Cushions and furniture. All bedding after stripping and before remaking.

All units and surfaces will be wiped down with disinfectant, Units are aired daily. We have sanitiser and soap for guest and staff use in all areas of the motel. QR tracing code is at office to use on arrival. All staff have been trained and advised of changes.

How we manage the risks of restarting part or all of Haast Lodge when required?

Health and Safety meetings are held monthly. Daily if COVID-19 levels changes require it or when there is an issue / concern by management or staff.  If COVID 19 Levels changes these will be reviewed Weekly or Daily as required.

Compulsory PPE Equipment Gloves. Face Masks are optional but available. We maintain good hygiene, Compulsory hand washing and good cough/ sneeze etiquette.

We provide one on one training to ensure all guidelines are adhered to and where possible one staff member per unit clean. No entering units with guests present to ensure we maintain safe distancing during Levels 2, 3 & 4.

How we at Haast Lodge gather information on our workers’ wellness to ensure they are safe and well to work?

Daily checks on team members health. If they have been feeling unwell, and symptoms are similar they are removed from the workplace and organise a COVID test. Have noted who is in each team members extended 'bubble' and their details on file for contact tracing. Daily health and wellbeing check as levels change.

How Haast Lodge manages an exposure or suspected exposure to COVID-19?

Team member or owner: Self isolate and organised a test.

Guests: Leave the room they have been occupying for 2 days (48 hours) and organise a test and then the Haast Lodge team member begins full deep clean of the unit with gloves and masks. If staff member not prepared to do deep clean, Owner will carry out the deep clean. If the property is listed as a location of interest then it is our responsibility to contact all existing and previous guests advising them of the location of interest.

How Haast Lodge checks to ensure work processes and risk controls are effective?

Consult with Ministry of Health Guideline. Communicate any changes or reviews to this plan with staff as they happen and document.

Assign one of the lodge units as the morning tea / bathroom facilities for housekeeping team so that they do not come into contact with Owner’s bubble in the Managers quarters.

How do any changes impact on the risk of the work Haast Lodge do.

Will also for feedback from staff at monthly H&S meeting, or these changes will be reviewed at our daily or monthly meetings if COVID 19 levels change.


Please ensure you check regularly:

NZ Ministry of Health guidelines -


Unite Against COVID-19