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Bay of Plenty region is at Covid Alert Level 'Delta 2'. Auckland and Waikato remain at Alert Level 3.

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Heavy rain warning for Bay of Plenty, east of Opotiki

MetService have issued a 'Heavy rain warning' for Bay of Plenty, east of Opotiki. The warning is in place from 8pm Sunday to 12:00pm Monday. This area can expect 80 to 110m of rain to accumulate. Peak rates of 15 to 25mm/h.

Heavy rain may cause streams and rivers to rise rapidly. Surface flooding and slips are also possible and driving conditions may be hazardous.

 

Vaccine Rollout Continues- Mandatory for Health and Education workers

Anyone carrying out high-risk work in the health and disability sector must now be fully vaccinated by 1 December 2021. From 1 January 2022, schools and early learning services and providers will need to maintain a register, and ensure only vaccinated staff and support people have contact with children and students. They need to have their first dose by 15 November. This includes home-based educators, and all those support people in our schools and early learning services such as teacher-aides, administration and maintenance staff and contractors.


Northland update

Northland will stay at Alert Level 3 for a further three days until at least 11:59pm, Thursday 14 October. Cabinet will review these settings on Wednesday.

People in Northland showing any symptoms of COVID-19, even if mild, are encouraged to come forward and get a test. This will provide assurance there are no undetected cases are present in the community.

The two most important things Northlanders can do to return to Level 2 are get tested and get vaccinated.

 

Auckland update

Auckland will remain at Alert Level 3, Step 1 for a week until at least 11:59pm, Monday 18 October. Cabinet will review this decision next Monday.

Schools will not open on Monday 18 October and further public health advice will be provided next week. Instead, distance learning will recommence at the beginning of Term 4.

 

Waikato update

Waikato will remain in Alert Level 3 until at least 11.59pm, Thursday 14 October.

People are asked to continue monitoring and to get tested if showing any symptoms. This is still a time to be vigilant.

Waikato had the largest increase in vaccinations of any region in New Zealand last week jumping 5% for first doses, which is equivalent to nearly 17,000 people getting their first vaccination. 79% of the eligible Waikato population have had at least one dose.

Vaccine Rollout Push Continues - Mandatory vaccination for health and education workers

High-risk workers in the health and disability sector will need to have had their first dose by 30 October 2021 and be fully vaccinated by 1 December 2021. School and early learning staff and support people who have contact with children and students will need to have had their first dose by 15 November 2021 and be fully vaccinated by 1 January 2022. Vaccine update Over 5.8 million doses have now been administered in New Zealand. 3.4 million New Zealanders (82% of people age 12 and over) have had at least one dose, and 2.3 million (57% of people age 12 and over) are fully vaccinated. If you haven't booked your vaccine appointments in please do so as soon as possible. You may be able to book directly at your local general practice, community pharmacy, or hauora provider - to find out visit www.healthpoint.co.nz or www.karawhiua.nz Northland update Northland will stay at Alert Level 3 for a further three days until at least 11:59pm, Thursday 14 October. Cabinet will review these settings on Wednesday. People in Northland showing any symptoms of COVID-19, even if mild, are encouraged to come forward and get a test. This will provide assurance there are no undetected cases are present in the community. The two most important things Northlanders can do to return to Level 2 are get tested and get vaccinated. Auckland update Auckland will remain at Alert Level 3, Step 1 for a week until at least 11:59pm, Monday 18 October. Cabinet will review this decision next Monday. Schools will not open on Monday 18 October and further public health advice will be provided next week. Instead, distance learning will recommence at the beginning of Term 4. Waikato update Waikato will remain in Alert Level 3 until at least 11.59pm, Thursday 14 October. People are asked to continue monitoring and to get tested if showing any symptoms. This is still a time to be vigilant. Waikato had the largest increase in vaccinations of any region in New Zealand last week jumping 5% for first doses, which is equivalent to nearly 17,000 people getting their first vaccination. 79% of the eligible Waikato population have had at least one dose. Mandatory vaccination for health and education workers High-risk workers in the health and disability sector will need to have had their first dose by 30 October 2021 and be fully vaccinated by 1 December 2021. School and early learning staff and support people who have contact with children and students will need to have had their first dose by 15 November 2021 and be fully vaccinated by 1 January 2022.


Northland update

Northland will stay at Alert Level 3 for a further three days until at least 11:59pm, Thursday 14 October. Cabinet will review these settings on Wednesday.

People in Northland showing any symptoms of COVID-19, even if mild, are encouraged to come forward and get a test. This will provide assurance there are no undetected cases are present in the community.

The two most important things Northlanders can do to return to Level 2 are get tested and get vaccinated.

 

Auckland update

Auckland will remain at Alert Level 3, Step 1 for a week until at least 11:59pm, Monday 18 October. Cabinet will review this decision next Monday.

Schools will not open on Monday 18 October and further public health advice will be provided next week. Instead, distance learning will recommence at the beginning of Term 4.

 

Waikato update

Waikato will remain in Alert Level 3 until at least 11.59pm, Thursday 14 October.

People are asked to continue monitoring and to get tested if showing any symptoms. This is still a time to be vigilant.

Waikato had the largest increase in vaccinations of any region in New Zealand last week jumping 5% for first doses, which is equivalent to nearly 17,000 people getting their first vaccination. 79% of the eligible Waikato population have had at least one dose.

The Waikato Level 3 Boundary has been extended

Two cases identified in Waikato are outside the existing north west Waikato Alert Level 3 boundary - in Kāwhia and Karapiro. Waikato’s Alert Level 3 boundary has been extended to cover the Waitomo District, including Te Kuiti, as well as the Waipa and Otorohanga Districts. This is a strict Alert Level 3. The easing of restrictions in Auckland does not apply in the Waikato. The Bay of Plenty region remains at level 2 with additional Delta restrictions. see www.covid19.govt.nz for updates.

The extended Waikato boundary includes Hamilton Airport, and restrictions on travel by air will be in place. People will only be able to travel out of Alert Level 3 for limited permitted reasons.
People outside the Alert Level 3 boundary who have travel booked through Hamilton airport and don’t have a permitted reason for travel will not be able to enter in to the Alert Level 3 area and should amend their booking as necessary.
Travel out and in of the area by road is also restricted. People permitted to travel over the boundary should carry evidence of why they are travelling. Police will be patrolling.



Auckland and Waikato at Alert level 3, Bay of Plenty and rest of Aotearoa New Zealand at Alert Level 2

Digital vaccination certificates coming in November An online portal where you can view your COVID-19 records called My Covid Record will include your test results and digital vaccination certificates. My Covid Record launches to the public in mid-October where you will be able to view your vaccination records. From the end of November, you will be able to download digital vaccination and COVID-19 test certificates for use in New Zealand and overseas. Domestic certificates will help ensure we are reducing the risk of the virus spreading at large gatherings and events over the summer and into next year.

If you need proof of vaccination before the end of November, you can request a letter from the Ministry of Health which confirms your vaccination status – this takes up to 10 working days. 

A vaccination letter from the Ministry of Health will include:

  • your name
  • your date of birth
  • your NHI number
  • the name of the vaccine you had
  • the batch number
  • the number of doses you’ve received and dates administered.

Request a vaccination confirmation letter 

The letter includes the personal information The Ministry of health holds about your vaccination in the COVID Immunisation Register (CIR), and your personal details which are linked to your National Health Index (NHI) number.

 

You can request a vaccination letter at any point. However, if you request a letter after your first vaccination, the letter will only show proof of one vaccination. 

MOH recommend waiting until you are fully vaccinated to request a confirmation letter.

MOH aim to respond to all requests in maximum 10 working days. If you've provided all the required details including your NHI number, your request will be processed much faster.

Alert level 'Delta 2' restrictions continue for rest of Aotearoa/New Zealand. While Auckland is at Alert Level 3

The rest of the country will remain at Alert Level 2 as long as Auckland remains at a higher Alert Level.

People need to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 if they develop any symptoms.

If someone has worked, been in a household or attended an indoor gathering where someone confirmed with COVID-19 has visited, they must stay home, monitor symptoms of COVID-19, call Healthline if feeling unwell and check locations of interest here.