COVID-19 remains a serious threat to our health and wellbeing. While we’ve changed our lives and tikanga to protect ourselves from COVID-19, there is still more we can do to keep ourselves safe.

This year, everyone aged 12 and over will get the chance to get a COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine 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. It will also help protect our tamariki and those who cannot yet be vaccinated against the virus.

Seek out trusted sources of information and have a kōrero with your whānau, hapū, iwi and community about how best to protect yourselves against COVID-19. Be a doer! Karawhiua.

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

  • Stay home if you’re sick
  • Use the NZ COVID tracer app (including turning on Bluetooth)
  • Wear a face covering on public transport
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water
  • Get tested for COVID-19 if you have symptoms

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