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Covid-19: What to expect at Gibson Sheat

What does the red traffic light setting mean for clients and visitors to Gibson Sheat?
Here's a summary...
  • Masks must be worn at all times in our reception area, and when meeting or interacting with Gibson Sheat staff

  • Please also enter your details on our iPad application (Swipedon)

  • Physical distancing of 1 metre from others should be maintained

  • We offer hand sanitiser in all of our meeting rooms for your use

More information, from the NZ Government, regarding the red traffic light setting can be found here.

General information regarding how we keep our staff and clients safe

At all settings under the Covid-19 Protection Framework, the well-being of our people, and anyone who visits our offices, is our priority.

Our communities are very important to us, and so we want to do everything that we reasonably can to keep them as safe as possible.

During periods of lockdown, we have invited clients to meet with us virtually and we believe options like this are important for our communities to have access to legal services when they want it. As always, if you would like to meet or sign your documents online, please just let us know.

Thank you for helping us to make our community safer. We appreciate your support with implementing this policy and we will continue to review it to ensure that it remains in the best interests of our people, our clients, and our community.

If you have any questions at all, please contact your usual Gibson Sheat contact person.

What can I expect when I visit a Gibson Sheat office or attend an event?

Please do not come into our office if you are unwell, have cold or flu-like symptoms, or are awaiting the results of a Covid-19 test. We can arrange to meet virtually or postpone until you are feeling well again.

As you enter our office, you’ll be asked to sanitise your hands and wear a mask in public areas. Our waiting areas and meeting rooms are set up to encourage social distancing of one metre between chairs.

We won’t greet you with a handshake as that breaks physical distancing rules.

Surfaces in our meeting rooms and reception areas are treated with Zoono Surface Sanitiser, which remains effective for 30 days against Covid-19 and other germs and microbes. Hand sanitiser is available in each meeting room and people are encouraged to use their own pen when signing documents.

If you have any questions, please raise them with your contact, or email us at

I’m not keen or able to meet in person, what are my options?

We believe that access to legal services is important for everyone.

Whether it be because your busy life is making it tough, you’re not based near to an office, meeting virtually is a great way to work through your questions face-to-face. Simply talk to your Gibson Sheat contact and we’ll sort it out.

If someone from Gibson Sheat is coming to visit me, what can I expect?

If you would like our people to come to you or enter your premises, we will work with you to meet your requirements and support your business needs, while ensuring the safety and privacy of everyone by complying with the New Zealand Covid-19 Protection Framework.

If you or a business partner requires proof of vaccination, we will ensure that all our people who visit you have valid proof of vaccination.

If you do not require proof of vaccination, we will talk to our people about any concerns they may have and address these on a case-by-case basis.

Are all Gibson Sheat staff fully vaccinated?

We believe that vaccination is a personal choice and so we have people working in our offices and at home.

All staff working in Gibson Sheat offices are fully vaccinated.

Where can I find more information about vaccinations and Covid-19?

We recommend anyone seeking further information about vaccinations, or who has any health concerns, to speak to their medical practitioner. General information can also be found online at or at the Ministry of Health New Zealand website:

For more information on the Covid-19 Protection Framework (‘traffic light’ system), you can visit: