COVID-19 has changed our lives and tikanga.

COVID-19 remains a serious threat to our health and wellbeing. It is especially important to safeguard our kuia and kaumātua, hapū Māmā and others who are more likely to get seriously ill if they catch COVID-19.  

When everyone who can get vaccinated does get vaccinated, we'll be able to reconnect more with the people we love and we'll have more freedom to do the things we love like travel and attending large hui including celebrations and tangihanga.

Seek out trusted sources of information and have a kōrero with your whānau, hapū, iwi and community about why the vaccine, and other measures such as face coverings, will help protect us all against COVID-19. 

Once vaccinated, it is still important to keep up these practices:

  • If there is a COVID-19 outbreak in your region, follow the rules for your area.  Find more information here. 
  • Stay home if you’re sick
  • Use the NZ COVID tracer app (including turning on Bluetooth)
  • Wear a face covering on public transport and when you can't maintain physical distance from others, like in crowded spaces.  Additional practices are required under different Alert Levels. Find more information here.
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water
  • Get tested for COVID-19 if you have symptoms

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