There are cases of Covid-19 in the community
With a growing number of Covid-19 cases and exposure events in New Zealand, it is important to get a test(external link) if you have cold or flu symptoms, are a close contact(external link) of a positive case, or have been at a location of interest.(external link)
Taranaki is at the Red Covid-19 setting
All of New Zealand moved to the “traffic lights” (COVID-19 Protection Framework) on 3 December 2021.
The traffic lights are what New Zealand will use in its response to Covid-19. It replaces the Alert Level system.
There are three lights - Red, Orange, and Green - each with different settings(external link) to control the spread of the virus. Red is the most restrictive.
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At the Red setting,(external link) there are public health measures in place(external link) to limit the spread of the virus. This includes mask-wearing, physical distancing, and capacity limits at some venues.
You can continue go to work, school, gyms, church, restaurants, and many more places if you are vaccinated and have a My Vaccine Pass.
There are no internal travel restrictions, and everyone can access necessities, such as supermarkets and healthcare.
Learn more about life at Red,(external link) including specific guidelines for businesses and workplaces, school, hospitality, gatherings, events, and more.
There is financial assistance(external link) for families and businesses at Red.
Most people who have Covid-19 will self-isolate for at least 14 days at home or in suitable alternative accommodation. This will be arranged by local healthcare providers.
Households that are self-isolating with Covid-19 will be given healthcare advice and assistance.(external link) Hospital care will still be provided to those that need it.
Anyone you live with will need to stay home for the entire time you are isolating. If someone else in your household tests positive for COVID-19, you will be advised on how much longer you need to isolate for.
The My Vaccine Pass is an official record of your COVID-19 vaccination status for domestic use.
You will be legally required to provide your My Vaccine Pass to enter places that have vaccination requirements in place under the traffic light system.
This will include hospitality venues, events, gatherings, and gyms. Places that don't use the My Vaccine Pass will still be able to operate, but in more limited ways.
You cannot be asked to provide your My Vaccine Pass to access basic needs services, such as supermarkets, public transport, and essential health care.
You can also talk to your GP or call Healthline 0800 358 5453 for advice.
For Māori health support and information on testing, contact:
- Tui Ora 0800 TUI ORA (0800 884 672), email email@example.com
- Ngaruahine Iwi Health Services 06 274 8047 / 0508 367 642
- Ngāti Ruanui Healthcare COVID-19 Line 0800 766 537
- Ngāti Ruanui Healthcare Practice 06 278 1310
- Ngāti Ruanui Iwi Helpline 0800 782 684
Locations of interest(external link) for Covid-19 contact tracing.
Covid19.govt.nz(external link) for all official information.