Taranaki Civil Defence has commended all residents in their efforts to combat COVID-19 in the region.
Taranaki has had 16 cases of the virus with all affected patients recovered from the virus last week.
New Zealand will move to Alert Level 2 at 11:59pm on Wednesday night and Taranaki Civil Defence Alternate Controller Sue Kelly says we need to continue our good habits we have achieved over the last seven weeks.
“Taranaki has done an excellent job to contain the virus in the region. Those good habits we have been used to over the last few weeks, need to be continued in Level 2 as it will help protect you, your family at home and at work,” Sue says.
“Until then it’s critical that we remember to stick with the rules of Alert Level 3 until Wednesday night as we now need to finish what we started.”
“The move to Level 2 will seem like a return to normal in many respects we still have to remain vigilant.”
“Alert Level 2 will bring many opportunities to move around the country, increase our bubbles, and go back to work. The fact that COVID-19 is still present in New Zealand, with a low number of cases per day, we need to encourage the use of those good habits for individuals, families and businesses – so play it safe.”
“Use the next couple of days to plan how you will transition into Level 2 without compromising safety and health of you and your family.”
“While this is encouraging for the economy, we are aware that many people and families will be affected for longer. We are still here to assist you and please contact us on 0800 900 077.”
Everything you need to know about what Level 2 will look like, and the support available for when we can transition, will be available on www.covid19.govt.nz(external link).