Auckland is at Alert Level 2 and the rest of New Zealand is at Alert Level 1
Noia’ia, Talofa lava, Mauri, Kia orana, Mālō e lelei, Tālofa, Ni Sa Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Mālō ni and warm Pacific greetings to our Pacific communities across Aotearoa New Zealand.
Episode 9 - Update on COVID-19 for our NZ Pacific Community
Watch all 9 Pacific languages for Episode 9 here
Auckland region is at Alert Level 2
- Aucklanders can now attend social gatherings of up to 100 people. Funerals or tangihanga can host up to 100 people and no longer need to be authorized by the Ministry of Health.
- Auckland businesses must continue to maintain 2-metres physical distancing between customers, and 1-metre between workers where practicable. Hospitality businesses must keep groups of customers separated, seated and served by a single person. They can host a maximum of 100 people at a time in one defined space.
- Masks or face coverings are required on public transport within Auckland, and on all inter-regional public transport journeys to, from and through, the Auckland region. This includes flights, and inter-regional buses or trains.
- We strongly encourage Aucklanders who leave the region to 'take their Alert Level with them' by continuing to avoid gatherings of more than 100 people, practice physical distancing, and wear face coverings on public transport.
The rest of New Zealand is at Alert Level 1
- Alert Level 1 means there is still a risk of COVID-19 reappearing in our community - please do not get complacent.
- There are no restrictions on gatherings outside of the Auckland region.
- It is still mandatory for all public transport and businesses to display an official QR code for contact tracing.
- Masks or face coverings are encouraged on public transport.
We got your back
Following the resurgence of Covid-19 in Aotearoa New Zealand and the impact it is having on our Pacific communities, it is essential we consider the information we are receiving.
Together with our partners Bright Sunday 4pi, the Ministry of Health, New Zealand Police, SunPix, Tagata Pasifika and Pacific Media Network (PMN), the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) has put together a half hour special programme focusing on Sela Alo, the General Manager of PMN, and his journey of surviving Covid-19, as well as key messages from Pacific community members and leaders. This programme can be viewed here.
We got your back Aotearoa is a social media campaign that is aimed at reaching our Pacific communities and features some of New Zealand's well-known Pacific people including Dame Valerie Adams (DNZM), Dave Letele (Brown Buttabean), Diamond Langi, Faumuina To'aletai David Tua (ONZM), Patrick Tuipulotu, Lesina Nakhid-Schuster and more. They will share messages of encouragement to help protect our people and once again beat/eliminate Covid-19.
Watch the We got your back video messages here
Key things to remember at all Alert levels
Use the NZ COVID Tracer app to track your movements
We should all continue to keep track of where we’ve been and who we’ve seen to assist with rapid contact tracing if it is required.
Businesses and public transport providers must display the NZ COVID Tracer QR code posters to support their customers with contact tracing.
Practise good hygiene
Continue the good hygiene that has helped restrict the spread of COVID-19 so far:
- Wash your hands frequently
- Cough and sneeze into your elbow
- Clean/wipe surfaces regularly
Stay home if you're sick
If you have a cold or flu symptoms, you should stay home and call your doctor or Healthline on 0800 358 5453
Wear a mask or face covering
Wearing a mask or face covering helps keep you and others safe while you are out and about.