With Auckland now under Alert Level 3, and the rest of Aotearoa now under Alert Level 2, this is a reminder for all of us that we are not out of the woods when it comes to COVID-19. We need to remain vigilant and take continue to take social distancing and hygiene precautions seriously. You can read the official information from Government around what the different Alert Levels mean here.
Our office in Matatā remains open under Alert Level 2, but we ask all whānau to please sign in using the COVID-19 tracer app, or manual register, and to use hand sanitiser. Please stay home if you are sick, and get tested.
Let’s keep everyone safe
- Keep track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen, use the NZ COVID Tracer app, if you can.
- Physical distancing in public of at least 2m
- Wash your hands regularly with soap
- Sneeze and cough into your elbow
- Wear a mask on public transport. In Auckland, wear a mask in all public areas and public transport.
- Gatherings of no more than 100 people (Alert Level 2), no more than 10 people (Alert Level 3).
- Stay home – work from home if you can (Alert Level 3).
- For more precautions to take under Alert Levels 2 and 3, visit the official COVID-19 website: https://covid19.govt.nz/alert-system/
- At Alert Level 2, up to 100 people can attend a funeral, tangihanga, kawe/hari mate or unveiling ceremony/hura kōhatu.
- At Alert Level 3, funerals, tangihanga and burials are allowed, but are limited to 10 people or under. The 10 person limit includes kaikaranga, kaikōrero, members of the clergy or staff who are attending. Formal tangihanga involving large gatherings cannot take place at Alert Level 3. Up to 10 people in the same bubble may go to view the tūpapaku by appointment with the funeral director. Other whānau can view the body by appointment, but only in groups of up to 10 from the same bubble.
All prescribed precautions must be taken and you can read about all the guidelines relating to tangihanga by Alert Level here.
Kaumātua and high-risk whānau
If our whānau need specific assistance:
- Fill out our COVID-19 support form here: https://ngatirangitihi.iwi.nz/news-events/te-mana-covid-19-response/
- Phone our office: Freephone 0800 AKATEA or 0800 252 832 / phone: 07 322 2452
- Email us at: [email protected]
- Send us a message on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ngatirangitihi
A reminder that there are a number of support networks available across Aotearoa run by key agencies to help support whānau. A comprehensive list is available here.
Ngāti Rangitihi, let’s continue to work together once again to combat this virus. We’ve done it before, we can do it again.