New Zealand is now at Alert Level 2. The Bay of Plenty District Health Board, Rotorua Lakes District Health Board and Toi Te Ora are leading the regional health response to COVID-19. The Bay of Plenty Civil Defence Group Emergency Coordination Centre (GECC) has been activated to assist the national health response and to manage and coordinate the consequences of COVID-19 in the Bay of Plenty.
New Zealand is now at Alert Level 2. At Alert Level 2 we can resume many of our everyday activities – but we have to do so safely.
- Most businesses can open if they can do it safely. This will help to get people back to work.
- We can go in-store at local businesses.
- Tertiary education facilities, schools and early learning centres will be open.
- We can travel between regions.
- Initially gatherings like weddings, funerals, tangihanga, religious ceremonies and social gatherings can have up to 100 people.
- We can safely connect and socialise with close friends and family, in groups of up to 100.
- We can visit local cafes and restaurants to have a meal.
- We can return to our regular recreation activities such as participating in community sports, keeping to 100 people.
The latest updates, information and advice from the New Zealand Government on COVID-19 can be found at www.covid19.govt.nz
If you or someone you know is struggling, please reach out for help. We know there are people in the community who are suffering financial hardship and may be experiencing anxiety and stress.
For support with anxiety, distress or mental wellbeing, you can call or text 1737 to talk with a trained counsellor for free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
if you’re not sure what assistance may be available, or you don’t know who to contact for help, call the Government Helpline on 0800 779 997, 8am to 10pm, 7 days a week.