COVID-19 Protection Framework – Green

Green is when there are some COVID-19 cases in the community and some imported cases. Community transmission will be limited and COVID-19 hospitalisations at a manageable level. The health system will be ready to respond, including primary care, public health, and hospitals.  How we stay safe at Green:  Record keeping and scanning will be …

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COVID-19 Protection Framework – Red

At Red, action will be needed to be taken to protect both at-risk people and protect our health system from an unsustainable number of hospitalisations.  How we stay safe at Red:  Record keeping and scanning will be required  Face coverings will be mandatory on flights, public transport, in taxis, retail, public venues, …

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COVID-19 Protection Framework – Introduction

About the framework  The COVID-19 Protection Framework will replace the current Alert Level system used by the government to respond to COVID-19 in New Zealand.   It uses a 3-level approach to manage COVID-19 in the community:  Green –  used when there’s limited COVID-19 in the community, hospitalisations are at a manageable level, the health system is ready to respond.  Orange – used when there’s increasing …

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Deadline for Shirley McKenzie Scholarship coming up

It’s that time of the year. Deaf Aotearoa’s Shirley McKenzie Scholarship is currently open for applications. This scholarship supports Deaf people’s study opportunities. The deadline for the first round is next Tuesday, 30th November. If it’s too much of short notice, not to worry! The deadline for the second round …

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Whakarongorau Text Service

Whakarongorau Aotearoa has launched a text service for Deaf and hearing-impaired people, and others who may have difficulty communicating verbally, to access information from the Healthline Disability Support Team.  This service text service will considerably improve people’s access to vaccine information, booking an appointment to get vaccinated or arranging transport to get vaccinated.  Until now, Deaf and hearing-impaired people and others who may have difficulty …

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Deaf Aotearoa Welcomes Government’s Announcement on Disability Support System Transformation, Expected to Boost Opportunities for Deaf Community

Deaf Aotearoa is pleased to see the Government’s recent announcement, by the Ministers for Disability Issues and Health, regarding reforms to New Zealand’s disability support system and the establishment of legislation to ensure access for Deaf and disabled New Zealanders. Deaf Aotearoa Chief Executive, Lachlan Keating, says the Government’s planned …

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