Tikanga Haumaru COVID-19 Pandemic Response Plan

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Tikanga Haumaru COVID-19 UPDATE

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Information for whānau, hapū, and iwi Māori

Kia mōhio mai koeWhat you need to know:

23 July 2021: Travel from Australia to New Zealand has been suspended for eight weeks.* Quarantine-free travel has been suspended from 11.59pm tonight.* 

Australia is currently grappling with a number of serious Covid-19 outbreaks in three of its states.* NSW reported a record daily case day on Friday, with 136 new cases and one death.* About half of the country is in some form lockdown due to the outbreaks across the ditch.* More than 1,553,000 vaccine doses had been administered in Aotearoa.* Are you in Group 3 but haven’t been vaccinated yet?

new national phone line has been set up to help book Group 3 appointments!!!

From Friday (23 July) a national advertising campaign begins to promote the COVID Vaccination Healthline 0800 number to everyone in Group 3 to book in for their vaccine if they haven’t already.

We encourage our whānau in Group 3 to call to making a booking from Friday. Do this by calling 0800 28 29 26 between 8am and 8pm. Vaccinating against COVID-19 reduces the risk of the virus to you, your whānau, and your community.   

The more people that vaccinate the stronger we will be.  The Ministry of Health is giving everyone over 16 the opportunity to get their free vaccine this year, vaccinating those at greater risk first.  

They are now vaccinating Group 3 which includes people more likely to get very sick if they catch COVID-19.  

You’re in Group 3 and can book your vaccination now if you:  

  • Are aged 65 or over.  
  • Have a relevant underlying health condition.  
  • Are disabled or caring for a person with a disability.  
  • Are hapū (any trimester).  

If you’re in Group 3 and haven’t booked your vaccination already, from Friday 23 July you can call COVID Vaccination Healthline on 0800 28 29 26 between 8am and 8pm to book your vaccination. Translators are available if needed.  

COVID-19 vaccination

another option is:

Kāpiti, Team Medical, Coastlands Shopping town.  Call the Booking centre on 0800 885 022 for a test.  Without an appointment, you will not be permitted for a test. 

Our Kaumātua conducted karakia at the Kāpiti Communication Vaccination site ahead of the opening on Monday, 28th June 2021..

In collaboration with Hora Te Pai and Tu Ora, we would like to ensure our whānau have the opportunity to be vaccinated at our Hora Te Pai Offices located at (insert address) 

We have designed our vaccination programme on you.  We are prioritising Māori 65 years plus and their whānau (who live in the same household).  The Kāpiti vaccination site will begin COVID-19 vaccinations for priority Group 3 community members. This priority group includes:  

  • · Older Māori and Pacific people and the whānau who care for them  
  • · Disabled people  
  • · People with a number of long-term conditions that put them at higher risk from COVID-19 
  • · Anyone who is pregnant, at any stage of pregnancy  
  • · All people aged over 65 

You don’t need to do anything – you will be contacted directly when it is your turn to book your vaccination appointment.  This may be via … 

  • · text 
  • · your GP’s online system 
  • · by email 
  • · letter, or phone call 

This invitation might come from … 

  • · your GP 
  • · the DHB 
  • · a Māori or Pacific health provider, or 
  • · a disability organisation 

If you do not have a local GP email CovidVaxAdmin@ccdhb.org.nz with your name, date of birth and how you qualify for Group 3. We will confirm with you if you are eligible, and if you are, will pass your details to our booking teams to make an appointment when it is your turn.  You can also find and enrol with your local GP through the Healthpoint website. Find and enrol in your local GP 

Everybody in Group 3 will be invited to book their appointment by the end of July.   

Vaccine rollout groups

We will keep you informed as to the venues and schedules of the vaccine roll out on the Kāpiti Coast so stay abreast of these changes via our website.

There are four main groups (timings will overlap, and dates might shift slightly as the Ministry continues to undertake modelling):

Group 1

Our 50,000 border and MIQ workers, their household contacts and the people they live with. This started last month and the vast bulk will be completed this month, with at least one dose administered.

Group 2

Approximately 480,000 frontline workers and people living in high-risk settings. Starting with the 57,000 healthcare workers on community frontlines, and then moving through to healthcare workers protecting our most vulnerable and some priority populations. This started in February and will continue through to May.

Group 3

Priority populations. Approximately 1.7 million people who are at higher risk if they catch COVID-19. This is planned to start in May.

Group 4

The remainder of the general population – approximately 2 million people. Starting from July.

Who will be offered a vaccine first

Priority groups

Approximately 40,000 courses are being allocated to Māori and Pacific providers who are working directly with older people, and we are also recognising the special circumstances of South Auckland.

Anyone who lives in the Counties Manukau DHB area who is 65 and older or who has an underlying health condition is also in Group 2. This recognises that there are many border operations and MIQ facilities and their workforces based in this area.

There will be a range of options to make it as easy as possible for people to access to the vaccine.

Workers and residents of long-term residential care environments will get the vaccine at their workplace. There will also be Māori and Pacific providers, pop-up centres, GPs, medical and hauora centres, community clinics and larger scale events.

There are two further categories we are still looking at: one for people who may need to get a vaccine on compassionate grounds; and a national significance category, which could include groups who need a vaccine in order to represent New Zealand overseas.

Decisions around these categories will be made at Cabinet in coming weeks.

An online tool that helps people find out when they can get the vaccine will be launched shortly. It describes the four broad groups and will take people through a series of questions to work out when it’ll be their turn.

Population group figures are approximate, based on relevant DHB or census data for people over 16 years.
1aBorder/MIQ workforceApprox. 15,000 border and MIQ workers
1bFamilies and household contactsApprox. 40,000 family members and household contacts of border and MIQ workers
2aFrontline healthcare workers (non-border) who could be exposed to COVID-19 while providing careApprox. 57,000 frontline (non-border) health workers who could potentially be exposed to COVID-19 while providing care.
2bFrontline healthcare workers who may expose vulnerable people to COVID-19Approx. 183,000 frontline healthcare workers including emergency services and hospitals, long-term residential care, hospices, Oranga Tamariki and Youth Justice, Corrections, Defence, mental health and addiction services, transitional residences for the homeless, home support workers, community and NGO services, all community public health teams, diagnostics and COVID-19 management teams at DHBs.
At-risk people living in settings with a high risk of transmission or exposure to COVID-19Approx. 234,000 people living in settings or locations that are “high risk”, including:older people and people with relevant health conditions in the Counties Manukau District Health Board (DHB) districtpeople in long-term residential care where a high proportion of residents are at risk of severe health outcomes if they contract COVID-19 (such as aged residential care); andolder people living in a whānau environment and those they live with, as they face a similar risk to those in aged residential care. This group will be supported by Māori and Pacific providers, and an initial allocation of 40,000 courses will be provided to Māori and Pacific providers to distribute.
3aPeople aged 75+Approx. 317,000 people aged 75 years or older who are not included in Group 2.
3bPeople aged 65+Approx. 432,000 people aged 65-74 years who are who are not included in Group 2.
3cPeople with underlying health conditions or disabilitiesApprox. 730,000 people with *relevant underlying health conditions and/or disabled people nationwide.  *Relevant health conditions include coronary heart disease, hypertension, stroke, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease/chronic respiratory conditions, kidney disease and cancer. This also includes people who are pregnant.
4The remainder of the population, approx. 2 million people.

Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine (Comirnaty)

The Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine has been approved by the Government for use in people 16 years and older.  

If you are under 16 years old 

The Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine is not approved for people under the age of 16, as they were not part of the clinical trials. 

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding 

If you are pregnant, you should discuss the risks and benefits of getting vaccinated with your GP. You can get the vaccine if you are breastfeeding. 

If you are receiving cancer treatment 

You should seek advice from your specialist if you are receiving specific therapies, including: 

  • Keytruda 
  • Opdivo 
  • Yervoy 
  • Tecentriq. 

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Face coverings at Alert Level 1

At Alert Level 1, face coverings legally must be worn:

  • on all public transport, including on long-distance bus and train journeys and most ferries
  • on domestic flights throughout New Zealand
  • by taxi and ride-share drivers — while it’s not compulsory for passengers to wear them, we strongly encourage you to.

Continue to protect yourself and your whānau:

Financial support

If you’re having trouble with money, there may be support for you.

Financial support information

COVID-19 Demographics & ethnicity cases

All data on this page is as at 9:00 am on 12 March 2021.

COVID-19 and ethnicity

 Total cases since first NZ caseTotal tests for COVID-19 to date
Pacific peoples189216,678

Note: This table shows the number of tests, and some people are tested more than once.

Cases by ethnicity

COVID-19 cases by ethnicity - the table following this image contains relevant data
Ethnicity*Active (confirmed and probable)RecoveredDeceasedTotal cases since first casePercentage of all cases
Pacific peoples218611897.8%
Middle Eastern, Latin American and African (MELAA)138621014.2%
European or Other20139418143259.2%

* The prioritised ethnicity classification system is used in this table and below. This means each person is allocated to a single ethnic group, based on the ethnic groups they identify with. Where people identify with more than one group, they are assigned in this order of priority: Māori, Pacific Peoples, Asian, and European/Other. So, if a person identifies as being Māori and New Zealand European, the person is counted as Māori.

See Ngā tapuae me ngā raraunga: Methods and data sources for further information.

The data categorized by ethnicity come from National Health Index (NHI) data collection, linked to data held in the EpiSurv database.

NZ COVID Tracer app

We need everyone to record their movements using the NZ COVID Tracer app, or by making a note of where they’ve been and who they’ve seen.

Today we have had a record number of downloads and uses of the NZ COVID Tracer app.

All businesses and venues should display the official government issued QR code poster. From 19 August this will be compulsory.

NZ COVID Tracer app is the fastest way to notify people if they have come in contact with the virus. You can get it on the App Store or Google Play.

Face Masks

Face coverings can be re-usable or disposable and they can be bought or homemade. You don’t need a medical mask. You can use another kind of face covering like a scarf, bandana or t-shirt. We have attached a mask pattern for your use!!!

Face coverings help stop droplets spreading when someone speaks, laughs, coughs or sneezes. This will help stop the spread if someone has COVID-19 but feels well or has no obvious symptoms.

Masks must be worn on all flights leaving Auckland. If you do not have your own, the airline will supply one.