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Tairāwhiti is at Covid Alert Level 2

12 Aug 2020

Tairāwhiti is at Covid Alert Level 2

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Tairāwhiti is at Covid Alert Level 2. Auckland is now in Alert Level 3.

The health system is well prepared for this – the focus now is preventing the virus from spreading in our community.

Here's what this means for Tairāwhiti:

· Don’t panic buy. local businesses are open with social distancing in place. Shop normally so others can do the same.

· Keep a 2 metre physical distance and wear a mask when in public when you can’t distance.

· Stay home if you’re sick, wash your hands, cough or sneeze into your elbow, clean surfaces

· Food, medicine, healthcare and essential services will always be available.

If you have cold or flu like symptoms call your Doctor or the Healthline team (for free) on 0800 358 5453

· All New Zealanders should wear a mask on public transport or where physical distancing is difficult.

· Testing is free. If you are offered a test take it.

· Work will be carried out over the next few days to test all people that are working at our borders and everyone that works at a managed isolation facility.

· Some of the country’s most vulnerable residents live in our rest homes, help keep them safe and do not visit them at this time.

· Contact tracing is an essential to stopping the spread. All New Zealanders need to keep a record of where you have been to allow faster contact tracing. Use the Covid tracer app if you can, or make a note of where you’ve been.

· Businesses should have a QR code displayed so customers can be traced quickly if required. Get it here: https://qrform.tracing.covid19.govt.nz/(external link)

· The Alert Levels will be reviewed before midnight Friday once more information is available.

New Zealand’s 4-level Alert System lists the measures to be taken against COVID-19 at each level. You can learn about all the levels and restrictions here: https://covid19.govt.nz/covid-19/restrictions/alert-system-overview/(external link)

The most up to date all of government information and guidance can be found at https://covid19.govt.nz/(external link)

The official Ministry of Health website is still the main source of all up-to-date New Zealand COVID-19 health information and advice.