COVID-19 – Guidance for Isolating in Apartments

This guide for residents and Body Corporate Committees outlines the prevention and control procedures for COVID-19 cases self-isolating in apartments. Dwellings with 10 or more units, that are either multi-storey or multiple titles under the one roof with one entry and exit to the building fall under the Unit Titles Act 2010 and will have a Body Corporate in place to carry out the general management of the building. Body Corporates can have a Committee who provides this management function, and Committees may appoint a Building Manager to oversee the day-to-day maintenance and running of the building.

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Boutique Body Corporate & Community Management – Covid-19 Update

Update: 30/03/2020 This page will be updated as the situation evolves.

At Boutique Body Corporates Ltd (BBCL) our mission statement includes providing peace of mind for owners and investors.   Now, more than ever, we want to reach out and let you know that we are here for you.  We will be working with you and your committee to establish protocols and guidelines for community living environments that will hopefully aid in slowing the spread of Covid-19. When it comes to community living, all owners have a duty of care to make sure the property is a safe environment for everyone.

How to stay in touch:

Our office is now closed but you can continue to contact us the same way you usually do.  The BBCL team are all operating remotely and can assist if you have questions or concerns about your property or what coronavirus means for your body corporate or community.


Obviously, this is a fluid and currently rapidly escalating issue and we will continue to host general and committee meetings but, for now, our presence will be limited to a virtual environment. Use of video and teleconference technology will play a vital role in reducing the impact of COVID-19 on people and businesses.

We have various options available to conduct meetings by video and teleconference that will enable you to participate via your own controlled environment.  Participation by way of proxy or postal voting is also available for everyone as usual.

What you can do:

Let us know immediately if occupant/s in your property have a confirmed case of Covid-19 or a self-isolating due to recent overseas travel or close contact situations.  We must be able to notify service contactors attending to any emergency/urgent maintenance on infrastructure and services of the current status of all occupants to ensure issues can be attended to promptly.

Please contact your body corporate manager or email with details.

Stay informed and up to date via The Ministry of Health , World Health Organisation and The New Zealand Government

Be kind – kindness is an incredibly powerful way to show you are united against COVID-19. We can all make a huge difference by:

  • Checking in on neighbours to see if they need support.
  • Looking after anyone that needs help.
  • Dropping supplies to those who self-isolating.


We urge all of you to:  BE SAFE