Tūhourangi COVID-19 Response
Your TTA Trustees are working closely with the Te Arawa Hub COVID-19 response team. As new information comes to hand we will keep you updated.
COVID-19 cases in Aotearoa New Zealand have risen dramatically meaning that the governments focus has shifted to a self-management approach. This is so that health and welfare support can be focused on the people who need it the most.
Te Arawa COVID-19 have prepared several resources to help you prepare and support yourself and your whānau to navigate through COVID-19 in our community.
Self Management FAQs – know what to do if you test positive and need to isolate.
Haven't had your COVID-19 vaccine?
From 1 September 2021, everyone who is aged 12 or over is eligible to get the vaccine. For all the right information, click here.
Eligible for the flu jab?
You can call your GP or your medical centre, or all Healthline on 0800 358 5453. If you're over 65, have underlying health issues or are hapū, you're eligible for free Flu jabs.
Are you worried for your health?
If you or any of your whānau think you may have contracted COVID-19, please call NZ COVID-19 Healthline on 0800 358 5453 OR call your GP. DO NOT just show up at the GP Practice or Community Based Assessment Centre.
Other useful information
Worried about paying for kai, rent, etc?
It is important to know that there is still support available if you need it. Check out this helpful 'access to food or essential items' information.
Te Arawa Whānau Ora also have Whānau Direct funding available for kai, utility bills and more, please email Whānau Direct for more information.
Worried for your safety?
Women’s Refuge is operating. Sadly, some may use COVID19 to further isolate their partners, which can also mean more opportunities to perpetrate and conceal violence. If you or someone you care about is being abused, reach out. Free phone 0800 733 843.
If you or a family member are in immediate danger, phone 111.
Just want to talk to someone?
If you’re struggling and need to talk to someone, we encourage you to reach out. Free call or text 1737 to have a chat with a trained counsellor. They’re available for free, day and night.
Check out the Unite Against COVID-19 webpage.
Remember the 10 'Golden Rules'
1. Stay home if you are sick
2. Wash your hands
3. Call Healthline or your doctor if you have symptoms
4. Sneeze or cough into your elbow, wash your hands and keep things clean
5. If a health official says you need to isolate, you have to do it
6. Keep track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen
7. Businesses should display QR codes for contact tracing
8. If you are worried about underlying conditions, talk to your doctor
9. Stay vigilant – COVID-19 is still in the world
10. Look after each other and yourselves, be patient.
He waka eke noa.