The City of Watsonville developed a Virtual Recreation and Resource Center for its residents. This online platform allows community members to participate in exercise programs and local activities from the safety of their homes. The city provided these resources online to encourage social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Waikato Regional Council is asking BUSIT public transport passengers to register their essential travel to help authorities with COVID-19 contact tracing efforts. A short form is available on the BUSIT website which includes a passenger's full name, contact number, specific time of travel, and which transport service they used. Passengers also have the option of contacting a 24-hour information line to provide their travel details. Bus fare has been waived to avoid person-to-person contact.
Greater Wellington's Public Transport Network, Metlink, has been collaborating with the Blind Low Vision NZ organization to educate on-board rail team members on assisting visually impaired passengers. On-board team members were trained on specific techniques for guiding visually impaired passengers around the trains to an available seat. These sessions were lead by the Blind Low Vision NZ Rehabilitation Instructor and and Access and Awareness Advisor.