ŌCHT’s COVID settings

We’re living and working in COVID-19 response Orange.


ŌCHT services in Orange

Contacting us

The ŌCHT office is open 8.30am – 5pm and our 24/7 phone line (0800 624 456) continues to operate.
We’re an essential service so visitors aren’t required to show us a vaccination pass.

  • Visitors must wear a mask.
  • We can only have two people in our foyer at any time.
  • We all need to social distance by at least 2m.
  • If possible, please call ahead on 0800 624 456 if you’re planning to visit our office.
  • Please sign a contact tracing form and use the COVID-19 tracer app.
  • Please don’t come to the office if you’re unwell.

ŌCHT in your community

We can visit you and your community.

  • We’ll socially distance (by keeping 2m away from others).
  • We’ll wear a mask where we can’t socially distance.
  • We’ll also wear a mask when visiting your home.

ŌCHT maintenance

Ordinary maintenance continues and you’ll see contractors around your complex.

  • They’ll wear masks where social distancing isn’t possible.
  • Please stay 2m away from them, outside and inside your home.
  • Please consider going into another room in your home if social distancing isn’t possible while repairs are made. This is for your protection as well as theirs.

ŌCHT lawns and common garden areas

Our contractors will continue to tend to lawns and gardens.

  • They’ll wear masks where social distancing isn’t possible.
  • Please stay 2m away from them, at all times.

ŌCHT housing people

This continues as normal.

  • Please welcome your new neighbours when you see them around your complex – but please keep social distancing, and remember to wear a mask where this isn’t possible.

Community lounges

Lounges are open. Please read the Life at Orange rules below.

Please remember to be kind, be patient, and to look after one another.
He waka eke noa
We are all in this together 

What Life at Orange means for all of us

Please click on the information below to visit the Unite Against COVID-19 website for the latest official information on the Orange response.

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Further reading

The Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust
61 Kilmore St,

Hours: 8.30 am-5.00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Postal: PO Box 53, Christchurch 8140

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