This page has updated information on COVID-19 and the vaccine rollout.
Greater Wellington Region is at Alert Level 2
As a precaution, the Wellington region is at Alert Level 2 from 6pm Wednesday 23 June until 11.59pm Sunday 27 June. This includes Wairarapa and Kāpiti Coast.
The alert level change is in response to an Australian visitor to Wellington city testing positive to COVID-19 when he returned home. For the latest information, go to the Unite Against COVID website.
At Alert Level 2, you can go to work and school but you should follow public health measures and consider those around you. Hui, including tangihanga, are restricted to no more than 100 people at Alert Level 2.
If you’re sick, stay home.
If you have cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms, call your doctor or Healthline on 0800 358 5453 and get advice about being tested.
The rest of Aotearoa remains at Alert Level 1
Find out what we need to keep doing to stay safe on www.covid19.govt.nz
See this updated information for whānau, hapū and iwi Māori.
See the Work and Income website for information about support for businesses, and for people who’ve lost their jobs or had a reduced income.
Be a Doer! KARAWHIUA
Aotearoa is rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine in stages to everyone aged 16 and over this year.
You can find out when you can get the vaccine online.
A dedicated website called Karawhiua.nz has a wealth of information about the Covid-19 vaccine for whānau and Māori communities.
If you’re a Māori health provider, iwi or Māori organisation you may also want to use the Karawhiua brand or resources to support your own communications.
Find out how on the Karawhiua.nz website.
Tiakina tō hauora – Looking after your health
See the updated info on the COVID-19 website: Information for whānau, hapū and iwi Māori
Living at Alert Level 1
- Whānau can go to work and school if they aren’t māuiui.
- Kura, kōhanga and puna reo are open for our tamariki.
- There are no restrictions on hui and gatherings.
- Face coverings must be worn on buses, trains and domestic flights.
Information for Māori organisations
He kupu āwhina i ngā marae | Guidance for marae
This updated guidance is designed to tautoko whānau, hapū and iwi in managing the COVID-19 safety of manuhiri and tangata whenua at the marae.
This can help whether your role at the marae is front of the house (te amorangi ki mua) or at the back (te hāpai ō ki muri).
QR code posters
All workplaces and businesses, including social service providers, must display a NZ COVID-19 Tracer QR code poster. This will help with the contact tracing of people who enter your premises. All events are also required to display a QR code.
The COVID-19 website has instructions on how to get a QR code poster.
The Government has passed legislation to support Māori governance entities to operate through COVID-19. See this page on our website: COVID-19 Response Requirements for Entities – Modifications and Exemptions) Act. The provisions can be applied by entities up to 31 March 2021.