Tikanga Haumaru COVID-19 Pandemic Response Plan
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Information for whānau, hapū, and iwi Māori
Te hokinga atu ki ngā Pae Mataara – Alert Level Changes:
As of 12.00pm, 12 March 2021, Aotearoa moved into Alert Level 1.
As we move a little closer to all lining up for a COVID-19 vaccination, this information might help whanau who are feeling a little reluctant. We will be providing you with locations and dates of the roll out to the public.
When vaccinations will start
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):
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.
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.
Priority populations. Approximately 1.7 million people who are at higher risk if they catch COVID-19. This is planned to start in May.
The remainder of the general population – approximately 2 million people. Starting from July.
Who will be offered a vaccine first
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.
|1a||Border/MIQ workforce||Approx. 15,000 border and MIQ workers|
|1b||Families and household contacts||Approx. 40,000 family members and household contacts of border and MIQ workers|
|2a||Frontline healthcare workers (non-border) who could be exposed to COVID-19 while providing care||Approx. 57,000 frontline (non-border) health workers who could potentially be exposed to COVID-19 while providing care.|
|2b||Frontline healthcare workers who may expose vulnerable people to COVID-19||Approx. 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-19||Approx. 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.|
|3a||People aged 75+||Approx. 317,000 people aged 75 years or older who are not included in Group 2.|
|3b||People aged 65+||Approx. 432,000 people aged 65-74 years who are who are not included in Group 2.|
|3c||People with underlying health conditions or disabilities||Approx. 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.|
|4||The 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:
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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:
- Stay home if you’re sick
- Keep track of where you’ve been
- Wear a face covering
- Wash your hands
- Cough or sneeze into your elbow
- Clean surfaces
- Maintain physical distancing
If you’re having trouble with money, there may be support for you.
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 case||Total tests for COVID-19 to date|
Note: This table shows the number of tests, and some people are tested more than once.
Cases by ethnicity
|Ethnicity*||Active (confirmed and probable)||Recovered||Deceased||Total cases since first case||Percentage of all cases|
|Middle Eastern, Latin American and African (MELAA)||13||86||2||101||4.2%|
|European or Other||20||1394||18||1432||59.2%|
* 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.
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.