Dear Green Connect staff and volunteers,

Please read or listen to this message below in:

  • English
  • Karenni
  • Kinyamulenge
  • Swahili (coming soon)

English:

A message for our Green Connect Staff and volunteers,

We are making some changes to the way that we work and support each other due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. We are doing this to keep everyone safe and to support each other. The world needs a little more kindness right now.

We will continue to follow the advice of the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Australian Department of Health, and NSW Health, and so we will update you if our work changes in other ways. Sometimes we will have to make changes quickly to keep everyone safe and calm. You can contact the Green Connect team anytime if you have questions on 02 4243 1537 or [email protected]. Or call Ann Burbrook on her mobile number.

From Monday 16 March you need to do these things at Green Connect:

  • Please do not come to Green Connect offices, the farm or the Op-Shop if you are sick. This includes having a slight cold or a sore throat. We can talk to you over the phone or if you are feeling unwell.
  • You must self-isolate for 14 days if you have returned from overseas or been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 (following WHO guidelines).

This is the most important thing you can do in order to keep everybody safe.

Ask a friend to deliver food to you or to pick up any medications you may need.

You must not come in to contact with other people if there is a chance that you are carrying the virus – even if you do not feel unwell yourself.

  • When you come to any Green Connect site please wash your hands with soap and water in the areas provided (there are posters that show how to wash your hands properly – and you must scrub for 20 seconds)

In line with Green Connect policies and values we will not be providing disposable wipes but it is OK to bring your own if you want to.

We will also have hand sanitiser at each site but you can also bring your own if you want to.

  • Please cough or sneeze into your elbow or a disposable tissue. Please take all used tissues with you when you leave a site and put them in the rubbish.
  • Please adopt the social distancing policies as recommended by WHO.

This means do not stand closer than 1.5 meters to another person when outdoor.

Please don’t be offended if we don’t shake your hand or give you a hug – we are just keeping everybody safe. 

 

For our casual staff:

We want you all to stay safe and well so please follow our recommendations

  • If you are feeling unwell DO NOT GO TO WORK. Send an SMS to Bron immediately
  • Wash your hands with soap and water or hand sanitiser before you go to work
  • Wash your hands with soap and water often during the day – especially before and after touching food and after you use the toilet
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or a disposable tissue
  • Always stand at least 1.5 meters away from other people at work
  • If you start to feel unwell you MUST tell your supervisor immediately and send an SMS to Bron
  • Please follow all hygiene instructions from your site supervisor
  • Some sites will check your temperature. If it is too high (you have a fever), you will be asked not to work

For our casual staff drivers

  • Please keep your car clean. Make sure there are no used tissues in your car when you pick up other staff
  • Please ask staff you are driving if they have washed their hands with soap and water or hand sanitiser before they get into your car
  • If another staff member is unwell please ask them not to get into your car and to call Bron immediately as that person can not go to work

If you are working in the office, the farm or the op-shop:

  • DO NOT GO TO WORK IF YOU ARE FEELING UNWELL
  • Follow all instructions from the staff member on duty. We will be maintaining minimal staff at each site in order to follow social distancing guidelines
  • You will need to attend a short “tool box” talk prior to any shift – you will not be able to commence work until you have attended that talk.
  • At the farm: Ensure that your hands have been washed properly with soap and water (for 20 seconds) before you come in contact with food we are preparing to sell
  • In the office: Please wipe your computer station down at the end of your work day with disinfectant (this will be provided) – including keyboard, mouse, computer screen, phone and desk.
  • In the op-shop: Please wash your hands after touching donated goods

WE WILL KEEP ALL OUR STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS UP TO DATE WITH INFORMATION AND ADVICE IF AND WHEN IT CHANGES.

At this stage we will be continuing most of our activities but understand if you would rather not attend.

If you don’t want to work because of COVID-19 please SMS Bron and you will be placed on hold.

We understand and respect everyone’s feelings about COVID-19. If you decide not to work now, you can still work with us in the future. It is OK.

Please let us know as soon as possible – by contacting Bron  – if you need to cancel a shift.

We thank you for your ongoing support, understanding and kindness.

Please let us know if you have any further questions or concerns.

And remember… many people are scared at this time. Take a moment to smile at someone else. Take a moment to breathe in the fresh air or look at the beautiful sky. Eat healthy food – but don’t forget chocolate! Laugh with the people you love. And don’t forget to reach out to people who need your help. We can get through this if we do it together.

Regards,

The Green Connect Team

 

In Kinyamulenge:

Ubutumwa kubakozi bacu ba Green Connect hamwe nabakorerabushake, 

Turimo guhindura bimwe muburyo dukora kandi dushyigikirana kubera icyorezo cya COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Turimo kubikora kugirango buriwese arinde umutekano kandi dushyigikirane. Isi ikeneye kugiraneza kwawe muri kinogihe.  

Tuzakomeza gukurikiza inama z’umuryango w’ubuzima ku isi (OMS), ishami ry’ubuzima rya Ositaraliya, n’ubuzima bwa NSW, bityo tuzakugezaho niba akazi kacu gahindutse mu bundi buryo. Rimwe na rimwe, tugomba guhindura vuba kugirango buriwese atekane kandi atuje. Urashobora kuvugana nitsinda rya Green Connect igihe icyo aricyo cyose niba ufite ibibazo kuri 02 4243 1537 cyangwa  watwandikira , [email protected] 

Kuva kuwa mbere tariki ya 16 Werurwe  ugomba gukora ibi bintu  bikurikira kuri Green Connect: 

  • Nyamuneka ntuzaze ku biro bya Green Connect, cyangwase mumurima cyangwa kwiduka (Op-Shop) niba urwaye. 

Ibi birimo kuba wumva umubiri wawe ukonje  cyangwa kubabara mu muhogo. Turashobora kuvugana nawe kuri terefone cyangwa niba wumva utameze neza. 

  • Ugomba kwishyira mukato kawenyine  muminsi 14 niba  utahutse  uturutse mumahanga cyangwa ukaba warahuye  numuntu wanduye  COVID-19 (nkuko amabwiriza ya  OMS abisaba ). 

Iki nikintu cyingenzi ushobora gukora kugirango wirinde kandi  urindire n’abantu  bose umutekano wubuzima bwabo. 

Ushobora gusaba inshuti   kukugemurira ibiryo cyangwa gufata imiti iyo ari yo yose washobora gukenera. 

Ntugomba kwinjira ahantu harabandi bantu  niba hari amahirwe yo kuba wanduye virusi – nubwo waba  wumva warembye bwose . 

  • Iyo ugeze aho  green connect ikorera aho ariho hose , nyamuneka karaba intoki zawe n’isabune n’amazi hari ahantu habugenewe  (hari ibyapa byerekana uburyo bwo gukaraba intoki neza – kandi ugomba gukaraba neza byibura  amasegonda 20) 

Dukurikije politiki ya Green Connect hamwe nindangagaciro ntabwo dutanga ibikoresho byokwihanaguza intoki ( Wipes)  ariko  uramutse ubifite nibyiza kuzana ibyawe niba ubishaka. 

Tuzaba kandi dufite isabune yo gukaraba intoki yumwihariko (sanitiser) aho dukorera hose  ariko urashobora no kuzana ibikoresho byisuku byawe niba ubishaka. 

  • Nyamuneka nuramuka ukoroye cyangwa wimyiriye , wibuke  gufata  tishu wakoresheje zose mugihe uvuye mukazi aho green connect ikorera maze ukabishyira ahabugenewe mumyanda uakazijugunya muri bini . 
  • Nyamuneka  urasabwa kuzirikana amabwirizwa yo kwirinda nkuko yatanzwe   kandi bigasabwa na  OMS . Ibi bivuze ko utagomba guhagarara hafi ya metero 4 nundi muntu. Nyamuneka ntibikakubabaze niba tudasuhuzanyije duhana ibiganza cyangwa  ngo duhoberane  –  ibi nukwirinda no kurinda umutekano wabandi bantu . 

Ku bakozi bacu bakora kajo. Casual staff.: 

Turashaka ko mwese mugira umutekano kubuzima bwanyu  rero nyamuneka mukurikize amabwiriza tubaha 

  • Niba wumva utameze neza NTUGENDE KORA. Ohereza SMS kuri Bron ako kanya ubimumenyeshe.
  • Karaba intoki zawe n’isabune n’amazi cyangwa ukoreshe sanitaiza kuntoki mbere yuko ujya kukazi
  • Karaba intoki ukoresheje isabune n’amazi kenshi gashoboka  – cyane cyane mbere na nyuma yamafunguro  na nyuma yo gukoresha umusarani
  • Ukoroye cyangwa wimyiriye   koresha tishu zabugenewe maze uzijugunye ahabugenewe .
  • Buri gihe uhagarare byibuze muri metero 4 hagati yawe nundi mukozi  kukazi
  • Niba utangiye kumva umerewe nabi UGOMBA kubwira umuyobozi wawe ako kanya hanyuma ukohereza SMS kuri Bron ubi mumenyesha 
  • Nyamuneka kurikiza amabwiriza yose yisuku yatanzwe numuyobozi  wawe aho uri mukazi. 
  • kuma site amwenamwe abayobozi bazihutira kureba nimba harumukozi wagize umuriro mumubiri nibasanga umuririro uri hejuru, umuyobozi azagusaba kudakora . 

Kubashoferi bacu bakora kajo . (Casual staff drivers) 

  • Nyamuneka banza urebe ko  imodoka yawe ifite isuku. Banza usuzume  neza ko nta tishu zikoreshejwe zishobora kuba ziri mumodoka yawe mbere yo gushiramo abanda bakozi.  
  • Nyamuneka saba abakozi utwaye niba bogeje intoki n’isabune n’amazi cyangwa bakoresheje sanitaiza muntoki  mbere yuko binjira mumodoka yawe
  • Niba harumukozi utameze neza nyamuneka musabe kutinjira mumodoka yawe no guhamagara Bron ako kanya kuko uwo muntu adashobora kujya kukazi

Niba ukora cyangwa urumukorerabushake  kubiro : 

  • Kurikiza amabwiriza yose yatanzwe n’umukozi uri ku kazi. Tuzakomeza kubungabunga abakozi bake kuri buri site yahabera akazi murwego ro kubungabunga umutekano ndetse no gotuma abantu bategerana nkuko amabwiriza abisaba.
  • Nyamuneka uzirikane guhanagura imashini yawe mudasobwa kakoresheje nyuma yumunsi wakazi  ugomba kuyihanaguza isabune  yabugenewe ( disinfectant)  iyisabune itangwa  nakazi  –  wibuke uhanagure neza karaviye, suri, telefoni ndetse naho kwandikira..
  • Nyamuneka uzirikane kandi guhanaguza amazi ushyushye  arimo isabune  imeza wakoreyeho uwomunsi. 

Niba ukora cyangwa  urumukorerabushake ukora mumirima:  

  • Kurikiza amabwiriza yose yatanzwe n’umuyobozi uraho mumurima ndetse nabandi bakozi bo mu mirima
  • Urasabwa kwitabira ikiganiro gito “ twise ngo agasanduku k’ibikoresho burigihe cyose mbere yo gutangira akazi. Wibuke ko nutitabira icyokiganiro  kirimo amabwiriza ntabwo uwomunsi uzakora kugeza witabiriye icyo kiganiro. 
  • Menya neza ko intoki zawe zogejwe neza nisabune namazi (kumasegonda byibura  20) mbere yuko ukora mubiryo  twitegura kugurisha
  • Nyamuneka witoze amabwirizwa yashyizweho yuko utagomba kwegeran nundi muntu wese  igihe cyose mumurima ( hagati yawe nundi muntu hagomba kuba harimo byibura metero 4. )

Niba ukora cyangwa urumukorerabushake mwiduka (Op Shop) : 

  • Kurikiza amabwiriza yose yatanzwe nabafasha kugurisha
  • Ugomba kwitabira  ikiganiro kigufi  twise ngo “agasanduku k’ibikoresho” mbere yuko utangira akazi  ko kugurisha abintu mwiduka .

Nyamuneka oza intoki zawe neza ukoresheje isabune n’amazi ( byibuze amasegonda 20) nyuma yo gutondekanya imyenda n’ibicuruzwa byose byatanzwe nabagiraneza. 

KUBAKOZI BOSE NDETSE NABAKORERABUSHAKE, TUZAKOMEZA KUBAGEZAHO AMATANGAZO N’INAMA ZUBURYO MWITWARA, NDETSE NIMBA HARI IZINDI MPINDUKA ZABAYE.  

Kubwakino cyiciro  turimo tuzakomeza ibikorwa byacu byinshi ariko kandi turasaba ko watumenyesha :  

Niba udashaka gukora kubera COVID-19 nyamuneka andikira  SMS Bron hanyuma uzashyirwa kurutonde rwabazakora mukindi gihe ntakibazo kirimo. 

Niba udashaka gukora warumukorerabushake  kubera COVID-19 nyamuneka andikira SMS Ann hanyuma uzashyirwa kumurongo wabazakora hanyuma ntacyo bitwaye. 

Bitrakwiye ko twumva kandi twubaha ibyiyumviro  bya buri wese kubwakino corezo ca COVID-19. Niba uhisemo kudakora cyangwa kwitanga muri kino gihe , urashobora gukora cyangwa kwitanga kandi  mugihe kizaza. Nibyiza kandi byose ntakibazo kibirimo. 

Nyamuneka tumenyeshe vuba bishoboka –  ushobora kwandikira  Bron cyangwa Ann – niba  utari buboneke kukazi  bimenyeshe hakiri kare.  

Turabashimira Kunkunga, ineza, ndeze no kunganirana mubitekerezo mukomeje kutugaragariza.  

Nyamuneka utumenyeshe niba ufite ibindi bibazo cyangwa  haringorane zindi waba ufite. 

Nyabuneka wibuke ko abantu benshi muri kino gihe bafite impagarara nubwoba bwinshi, rero wibuke gufata akanya ko kumwenyura no gusekera undi muntu  Fata akanya  ko kujya ahantu hagazutse nko hanze bityo  uhumeke umwuka mwiza cyangwa wubure amaso hejuru urebe ikirere cyiza isanzure. Wibuke  gufungura amafunguro meza indyo yuzuye, ariko kandi we kwibagirwa shokola! Guseka nibyiza mugihe urikumwe nabantu wiyumvamo kandi  ukunda. Ariko nubwo bimeze gutyo ntiwibagirwe  kwegera no gufasha abantu bakeneye ubufasha bwawe. Niduhuza twese iyi myumvire bino bihe turimo tuzabicamo neza kuko twese turimo kumva ibintu kimwe.  

Murakoze . 

Green Connect

 

In Karenni

Part 1 audio here.

Part 2 audio here.

 

In Swahili

Coming soon