REGIONAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 0800 WELFARE NUMBER
An 0800 number has been set up to help the vulnerable and isolated members of our community during the Level 4 lock down.
This number is for people who do not have networks or support from family, friends or neighbours, and are worried about running out of groceries, warm blankets or other essential services they may rely on.
The number is: 0800 884 222 (7am to 7pm)
ESSENTIAL COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL SERVICES
A number of community and social services are supporting those in need during the lockdown. If you need help, there are services that are available to support you.
This very useful information is on the Tauranga City Council website, the link is here:
Note: The information on the resource is being regularly updated
For updates on council services during COVID-19 Alert Level 4 please visit:
Tauranga City Council: https://www.tauranga.govt.nz/business/health-and-safety/covid-19
Western Bay of Plenty District Council: https://www.westernbay.govt.nz/community/covid-19
REMINDER OF TRANSLATED COVID-19 RESOURCES AND INFORMATION
The Office of Ethnic Communities have videos in different languages now including Punjabi and Indonesian.
The NZ Government have translated resources and factsheets in the following languages:
COVID-19 OFFICIAL GUIDELINES FOR DEATHS & FUNERALS - Key Messages for Ethnic Communities
Recently the Government announced new rules to how we will now need to report and take care of our deceased loved ones during lockdown in Aotearoa New Zealand (see attached).
The Office of Ethnic Communities has released information especially to help Ethnic Communities understand these new changes.
Please note these guidelines will be reviewed regularly and may change. Check the website for updates
INFONOW….IN YOUR LANGUAGE
Get settlement information including COVID19 information in your own language.
Immigration NZ Updates
Immigration New Zealand issued a visa update for the health industry affecting temporary workers and student visa holders;
Click here for full information and further updates on Immigration NZ’s response to COVID-19
NauMai NZ info for International Students
A handy resource to share with international students:
They can also sign up to the NauMai NZ website to receive regular updates.
If you have any questions or concerns at this time, please don’t hesitate to contact me.