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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Moving to Alert Level 2
We have now moved from Alert Level 2 to Alert Level 1. The following is what life looks like at Level 1.
Life at Alert Level 1
At Alert Level 1, everyone can return without restriction to work, school, sports and domestic travel, and you can get together with as many people as you want.
The Golden Rules for everyone at Alert Level 1
If you’re sick, stay home. Don’t go to work or school. Don’t socialise.
If you have cold or flu symptoms call your doctor or Healthline and make sure you get tested.
Wash your hands. Wash your hands. Wash your hands.
Sneeze and cough into your elbow, and regularly disinfect shared surfaces.
If you are told by health authorities to self-isolate you must do so immediately.
If you’re concerned about your well-being or have underlying health conditions, work with your GP to understand how best to stay healthy.
Keep track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen to help contact tracing if needed. Use the NZ COVID Tracer app as a handy way of doing this.
Businesses should help people keep track of their movements by displaying the Ministry of Health QR Code for contact tracing.
Stay vigilant. There is still a global pandemic going on. People and businesses should be prepared to act fast to step up Alert Levels if we have to.
People will have had different experiences over the last couple of months. Whatever you’re feeling — it’s okay. Be kind to others. Be kind to yourself.
Services & Support Contacts - Translations
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All links are to information on the government’s COVID-19 website with various topics on;
All information in this section is kindly provided by the Office of Ethnic Communities
If you are experiencing financial distress see the financial support page for useful information
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