COVID-19

Taranaki Civil Defence Emergency Management is supporting the national response to COVID-19. We have activated our Coordination Centre to proactively prepare for Taranaki.

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What we are doing

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Taranaki Civil Defence Emergency Management is supporting the national response to COVID-19. We are working closely with the Taranaki District Health Board (TDHB) and other agencies to proactively prepare for the possibility of COVID-19 arriving in Taranaki.

This means we’ve activated our emergency response structure and will regionally coordinate the response and provide ongoing support to TDHB.

An Emergency Coordination Centre (ECC) has been set up at the Taranaki Emergency Management Office.

The role of Taranaki CDEM in support of the all-of-government response, is to prioritise and coordinate the regional CDEM interagency responses to COVID-19 necessary to support communities. We do this through:

  • providing or arranging the provision of suitably trained and competent personnel (including volunteers) and an organisational structure for CDEM Group in its area
  • providing, arranging the provision of, or making available materials, services, information and any other resources necessary to support the health-led response to a pandemic
  • responding to and managing the non-health CDEM adverse effects of a pandemic in its area
  • reporting on the coordination of CDEM welfare, infrastructure and lifeline utility aspects of a pandemic.