Here you will find information and resources for whānau Māori to reduce the risk of COVID19 for you and your whānau.
This information has been gathered and approved by our leading Māori health professionals.
COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways.
It’s caused by a type of virus called a coronavirus.
COVID-19 is a serious issue for our whānau Māori.
COVID 19 continues to be a serious illness all over the world.
The current outbreak of the Delta Variant in Aotearoa is serious and so we must all make sure we continue to follow alert level restrictions.
As well as following alert level restrictions, you should:
Wash your hands regularly
Stay home if you are māuiui
Keep 2m social distancing
Wear a facemark when at the supermarket or going to the shops
Use the COVID tracer app or make a note of where you have been.
The COVID-19 vaccine is another important measure to keep yourself, your whānau and those who can't be vaccinated safe from
COVID-19. More information about the COVID-19 vaccine is available here.
Not matter where we are living, the most important thing is that you are vigilant and continue to keep yourself, your whānau and all those you love and care about safe and healthy.
Kia kaha, kia maia, kia manawanui, kia mataara.
Using the COVID tracer app
The NZ COVID tracer app has been updated to include Bluetooth technology tracing.
Bluetooth technology tracing allows you to receive an alert if you have been near another app user who has tested positive for COVID-19.
You still need to scan QR codes to keep track of where you have been. Bluetooth is an added tool- it helps keep track of the people you’ve been near.
To enable Bluetooth tracing, go to the dashboard of the NZ COVID tracer app. You should see a menu item saying whether Blue tooth tracing is on or not. If its off, tap the icon to turn it on.
Once Bluetooth tracing is enabled in the app, it will work automatically in the backgound as long as you have your phone’s Bluetooth setting on.
More information about using Bluetooth on the COVID-19 tracing app is available here.