From 11.59 pm Tuesday 17 August, all of New Zealand moved to Alert Level 4.
This measure will remain in place for 3 days until 11.59pm 20 August for all of New Zealand, with the exception of Auckland and the Coromandel Peninsula with both staying in Level 4 likely for the next 7 days.
This is a response to a community outbreak in Auckland which is currently under investigation and possibly linked to the Delta variant. International evidence and science around the Delta variant shows that it is twice as infectious and more liable to cause severe illness. The decision to change Alert Levels reinforces the need to take swift and robust action around the latest case to detect and stamp out the possibility of any further transmission.
We advise all whānau to follow the wise and thoughtful recommendations of medical experts and government leaders please.
Please refer to credible sources of information such as https://www.facebook.com/UniteAgainstCOVID19
And regularly check in to the 'Locations of Interest' page https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-health-advice-public/contact-tracing-covid-19/covid-19-contact-tracing-locations-interest
All staff at Kirikiriroa Family Services Trust are still working and are still available to assist whānau we serve. All whānau workers are contactable by phone, email and various social media links they have individually set up. Staff are expected to abide by level 4 restrictions. Please feel free to contact us and to share what's on top for you in terms of your needs and situation. If we can not help we will work to find others who can. We want all whānau to remain safe and well during this uncertain time. Please care for the most vulnerable, tamariki, the elderly and the unwell. Please stay home and/or in your own bubble - Bubble-lize!!
On our website, under the Contact Us tab you'll find some links to various social services within Hamilton/Kirikiriroa who may be providing food parcels for those in need. When we have more information about where and how whānanu can access extra food etc we will post details here and on our Facebook page.
Remember to Be Kind - Kia atawhai, Check-in on others - Me toro ki ētahi atu, and Help others - Āwhinatia ētahi atu. We can all beat this Mate Korona by each doing our part. We've got this! Kei a matou tenei!