Rāmere, 12 Poutū-te-rangi 2021

COVID-19 Update Pānui no. #9.

If you have symptoms of the coronavirus, call the NZ Covid-19 Healthline on 0800 358 5453

Kia piki te ora kia piki te kaha tēnā koutou e ngā whānau ō ngā Kōhanga Reo.

At 11:30am today, the Prime Minister announced Cabinet’s decision regarding the change of Alert levels for Tāmaki Makaurau.  

As of 12:00 pm today, Friday 12 March, Auckland will move to Alert Level 1 

Tāmaki Makaurau will rejoin the rest of Aotearoa New Zealand, free of restrictions on gathering sizes and distancing rules, however it is a timely reminder that Alert Level 1 is still in place for everyone.  

Contact tracing is key to keeping our communities safe from COVID-19.  

To stop any future spread of COVID-19, we all need to record the 3 Ws: where we have been, when we were there, and who we met.  

Scanning QR codes using the NZ COVID Tracer app with Bluetooth on is one of the best ways to do this.  

Face coverings must still be worn on public transport and domestic flights, and while it is not compulsory in all instances, such as taxi and ride-share drivers, wearing a face covering helps to keep you and others safe. 

We all need to keep following our health and hygiene practices to help protect our whānau and friends from COVID-19: 

  • Wash your hands 
  • Scan QR codes 
  • Turn on Bluetooth tracing on the NZ COVID Tracer app 
  • Stay home if you’re feeling unwell and get advice about a COVID-19 test. 

A big mihi to all our Kōhanga reo whānau and kaimahi for their resilience during this time.  

Not only has Covid taken a toll mentally and physically, I can only imagine the added stress on our whānau with the recent earthquakes, civil defence warnings and Tsunami threat.  

Seeing the Alert level drop in Tāmaki Makaurau may hopefully hearten our whānau and provide some piece of mind, so keep doing what you are doing and stay safe. Kia manawanui kia haumaru. 

Kei ā tātou anō te ara tika. 

The Ministry of Health advise those who have been overseas within the last 14 days and develop a fever, cough or shortness of breath, phone Health-lines dedicated COVID-19 number 0800 358 5453