Smail Plumbing and COVID-19

We may continue to perform all plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying work that is related to essential services and critical infrastructure.

A description of what is an essential service can be found on Covid-19 website at this link.
https://covid19.govt.nz/government-actions/covid-19-alert-level/essential-businesses/

For example, we can continue to provide our services to businesses associated with fast-moving consumer goods, food production or key public services. We can also carry out work associated with health services or emergency services.

We cannot, however, continue to provide services to services/businesses that do not appear on that list.

Under the definition, we may also continue to provide plumbing, gasfitting or drainlaying services if they are immediately needed to maintain human health and safety at home/work. Under this definition the services must:
  1. Be needed to maintain human health and safety at home/work; and
  2. That need must be Immediate.
Examples of the type of work that would come under this definition include:
  • The repair/replacement of hot water cylinders that have failed as the hot water will be required for sanitation purposes.
  • The unblocking and repair/replacement of sanitary waste pipes where there is an immediate threat to human health and safety.
  • The repair/replacement of water pipes where there is an immediate threat to human health and safety.
  • The repair/replacement of gas piping, fittings and appliance where there is an immediate threat to human health and safety.
Examples of the things that would not be included in that definition are:
  • The repair of minor leaks.
  • The replacement to tap washers.
  • Routine servicing.
  • The replacement of sanitary fixtures that are working.
The emphasis is on essential repairs, not those that pose no immediate threat to health and safety. If the need is not immediate it can wait for another day.
12 Waverley Street, Dunedin 9012 Phone (03) 489 1802
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