Kia ora koutou,

Hopefully you are all still safe and well in your bubbles!

During the week we sent out an Covid-19 update which includes information about Online shopping, Mandatory face masks / coverings, Total Mobility and Disability Support Services at Alert Level 4.

A few updates since then:

  • The Ministry of Health have updated their guidance for people who are on Individualised Funding (IF), Enhanced Individualised Funding (EIF), and Enabling Good Lives / Mana Whaikaha personal budgets who employ their own support workers: Alert Level 4 guidance for disabled people and whānau who employ their support workers
  • For aged residential care, hospices and disability residential care, family visits are not permitted. Under Alert Level 4 there are no exemptions for end-of-life visits.
  • The Student Volunteer Army have reinstated their Grocery Delivery Service for people in the Auckland area.
  • You can find information about human rights in relation to the Covid-19 situation and fill in an online form to report any human rights issues or concerns on The Human Rights Commission's dedicated Covid-19 website. The website includes information about: your general rights, your rights when interacting with the police, employment rights, and information about family violence.

Thank you to everyone who has shared feedback with us over the last few days. We've been hearing about difficulty accessing vaccinations, inaccessible Covid-19 testing sites, and a lot about issues using face mask exemption cards at supermarkets. We are following up with the relevant agencies, so please do continue to share your experiences - email (with "Feedback" in the subject line).