IMPORTANT: COVID-19 Update – (as at 18 April, 2020)

  • New Zealand is currently at Alert Level 4 – Eliminate.
  • Information is now available on life under Alert Levels 3,2,1, see here
  • Information is now available on our metro Auckland DHBs’ websites on information and locations of COVID-19 Community Based Assessment Centres (CBAC):

Auckland DHB, see here

Waitematā DHB, see here

 Translated Resources and Helpful Websites:

    • Unite Against COVID-19 has added a new webpage and resources dedicated to COVID-19 in Sign Language, see here
    • Office of Ethnic Communities have developed videos on COVID-19 in various languages, see here
    • Pegasus Health have produced Community Based Assessment Centre (CBAC) videos and voiceover in different languages, to show people what the testing process is like, see here
    • Immigration New Zealand migrant and refugee information webpage, see here. The Government has agreed to relax visa conditions for a short period to allow temporary migrants and international students to further assist with our essential services during the COVID-19 response, see here
    • Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) support is still available by phone and online to support communities, visit their website, see here
    • Aotearoa Latin American Community Inc (ALAC INC) is continuing to provide social support to migrant and refugees mainly from Latin America, throughout their settlement process in New Zealand, and are available remotely during lockdown, see here
    • Te Hiringa Hauora/Health Promotion Agency have developed some tips to help new mums and parents cope during these difficult time, see here
    • Asian Health Services, Waitematā DHB have developed an easy instruction for Zoom users (beginners)/non-English speaking clients when using TeleHealth during the COVID-19 period, they will be available next week, see here
    • Counties Manukau Health has launched an Asian hand washing competition.  Note, any Asians in Auckland are welcome to post their video clips to win a prize, see here
    • Massey University, Sleep and Wellbeing during the COVID-19 Pandemic online survey, see here. Sleep and COVID-19 information sheets, see here
    • Healthy Families Waitākere, support for Auckland communities during COVID-19, see here
    • ActionStation, Community Toolkit, see here
    • Cheers NZ is launching a digital project #drinknormal, see here
  • If you’re not sure what assistance may be available or don’t know who to contact for help, go to Unite Against COVID-19 here or call the free government helpline on 0800 779 997. If you want to subscribe to the daily public update, see here.

GPs are open for business. Call your local family doctor (GP) if you need care.

It’s important that:

  • You or your family do not neglect potentially serious health conditions because of concerns around COVID-19
  • Keep your child’s immunisations up-to-date. You can do this at all stages of lockdown. If your child is due to be immunised, please contact your GP
  • If it’s an emergency, go to your local hospital Emergency Department it is open.

Details: Visit Healthpoint to find health services, see here.

2020 Influenza Immunisation Campaign

Did you know that all children aged under 18 (including international students) who meet the influenza vaccination eligibility criteria can receive a free vaccination, regardless of their immigration and citizenship status.  To check eligibility, you can call 0800IMMUNE (0800 466 863) and speak to one of the nurse advisors from 9.00am to 4.30pm, Mon – Fri.

Details: For more information, see here. For translated resources, see here.

World Happiness Report 2020

An interesting read the World Happiness Report for more information, see here

Workplace Business Levels Information

Guidelines for workplaces during Covid-19 alert levels, see here.


Watch The Phantom of The Opera Live and free in your living room, see here.

One World: Together at Home produced by Global Citizen is a collaboration of talented artists from around the globe broadcasting from their living rooms and you can listen in, see here.

If you are not computer savvy you may have heard of but not tried yet Zoom or Houseparty They are just some of the online video meetings/conversations you can have to stay connected with friends, family or workmates.

Stay Safe and stay connected.


on behalf of Team HPRS