Helping Migrant Communities
Migrant Connections Taranaki has been providing support to immigrants issues and challenges during the lockdown period through social media and our website. We understand that many of you may be experiencing a state of high emotional distress, in the form of shock, severe anxiety, fear, general stress and facing many new challenges . We are here to help ease those struggles, to provide you with access to information on preparedness and awareness during and post the COVID -19 Pandemic that is essential to your well-being.
If you require immediate support, please contact us directly by email email@example.com.
There is a lot of helpful information available about COVID-19 and what it means for you, your family and community. This page covers a range of topics that are relevant to ethnic communities and points you to further official information.
Life at Orange
At Orange, there will be community transmission of COVID-19, with increasing risks to vulnerable communities, and pressure on the health system. Learn what we all need to do.
How we protect each other
At Orange, people can continue to do everyday activities. There are restrictions to limit the spread of the virus and protect vulnerable people. But you can go to work, school, gyms, church, restaurants, and many more places.
Most businesses can open with no restrictions on numbers if they choose to follow My Vaccine Pass requirements, and only allow fully vaccinated people to enter. If they choose not to follow My Vaccine Pass requirements, there will be limits on the number of people who can be in a venue at one time.
My Vaccine Pass
You will be legally required to provide your My Vaccine Pass to enter places that have vaccination requirements in place under the traffic light system. This may include hospitality venues, events, gatherings and gyms. You cannot be asked to provide your My Vaccine Pass to access basic needs services, such as supermarkets, public transport, and essential health care.
Book your free vaccination
Everyone in Aotearoa New Zealand aged 12 and over can book their free COVID-19 vaccination now. You can book your vaccination online or by phone.
Wear a face covering
There are some places and situations where you must wear a face covering, such as on public transport and inside supermarkets. If you are around people you do not know, it is a good idea to wear a face covering.
Keep track of where you have been
Scan in using the NZ COVID Tracer app if you can, or use another method. This helps with rapid contact tracing if it is required.
Get a test if you are unwell
If you have cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms, call Healthline, your doctor or iwi health provider. They will tell you if you should get a COVID-19 test.
Maintain good hygiene
Use basic hygiene measures, including washing your hands, coughing or sneezing into your elbow and cleaning surfaces.
Hospitality venues at Orange
Hospitality venues, such as cafes, bars, restaurants and nightclubs, can open at Orange with no restrictions if everyone has a My Vaccine Pass.
Education can open at Orange, but you may have to follow public health measures such as wearing a face covering.
Events and public facilities at Orange
Events can go ahead and public facilities can open at Orange, with restrictions.
Gatherings and visits at Orange
Gatherings and visits, such as at home, church, and sport locations, can go ahead at Orange, with restrictions.
Moving, buying and selling your home at Orange
You can move house, and buy or sell a property at Orange.
Travel and accommodation at Orange
You can travel around New Zealand and stay at accommodation at Orange.
Shopping and services at Orange
You can always access food, healthcare and other basic needs at Orange, and visit other retail outlets.
Sports and recreation at Orange
You can play and watch sport and recreation at Orange, with restrictions.
Businesses and workplaces at Orange
Businesses and workplaces can open at Orange. Some workers may need to be vaccinated.
It is OK to ask for help
As we work through this together, there are people and agencies able to support you.
Contact and support services
Find services and contact information for when you need help, support, financial support, advice or information about COVID-19. You can also Migrant Connections directly for help with your enquiries.
People are at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 if they are older or have an underlying medical condition. If you are an at-risk person, you will need to take extra precautions at Alert Level 2.
Information in other languages and alternate formats
Alert Level 2 information in other languages
Student and International Student Support
If you are studying in the Taranaki region and are finding it difficult to feed yourself and pay for basic essentials, we may be able to assist you. Migrant Connections Taranaki understands that many students are dependent upon part-time work to survive, and we are aware that many students have lost their part-time employment over the past few months.
If you are struggling during this time, please contact us so we can help you. We are also working closely with other organisations that may be able to assist you. Contact Us Here
Helpful Information from National Organisations
Please Stay Safe - Look After Yourself and Your Families
Migrant Connections Coordinator and Trustees