At 6am on Sunday 28 February, the Auckland region moved to Alert Level 3 for seven days. The rest of the country moved to Alert Level 2 for the same period. 

Please continue to regularly check the New Zealand Government COVID-19 website for up-to-date information on alert levels and more detail on any requirements.

We would just like to remind you about some of the information available through the site:

  • We know that you will want to make sure your staff and the people they are working with can access the help and support that they need.  Please remind your staff to have a look at and point people to the health and wellbeing support that is available
  • The Government wants organisations to access the financial and other support that is available to manage the impacts of COVID-19 on them and their staff, including around the need to take leave or be absent from work. Please also have a look at the full range of financial support that is available
  • We would also like to remind everyone about the full range of actions (not only face coverings) that people need to take to keep everyone safe.

We know that many of you are actively involved in the COVID-19 response, working with communities to provide support, undertaking testing and now, participating in the vaccination programme. Once again, we would like to thank you for everything you are doing to keep all New Zealanders safe.

You may have heard yesterday that Cabinet has made further decisions regarding its COVID-19 vaccine roll-out plan. You can access the latest information about this plan on the Ministry of Health website.

Oranga Tamariki has established a team to co-ordinate our role in the implementation of the plan. As with our response to date with COVID-19, we will be proactive in providing you with information and support as soon as we are able to.