This will be the last newsletter from Project C-19. This weekly newsletter has sought to provide the community with important information about a fast-evolving situation during the Covid-19 emergency response. Now that we have moved into the recovery phase, any Covid-19 recovery updates will be included in the fortnightly Community News & Views email newsletter. If you are not already subscribed to this informative newsletter, you are encouraged to do so to stay updated with local recovery efforts. Subscribe to Community News & Views here.
The Golden Rules for Alert Level 1
- If you’re sick, stay home. Don’t go to work or school. Don’t socialise.
- If you have cold or flu symptoms call your doctor or Healthline and make sure you get tested.
- Wash your hands. Wash your hands. Wash your hands.
- Sneeze and cough into your elbow, and regularly disinfect shared surfaces.
- If you are told by health authorities to self-isolate you must do so immediately.
- If you’re concerned about your wellbeing, or have underlying health conditions, work with your GP to understand how best to stay healthy.
- Keep track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen to help contact tracing if needed. Use the NZ Covid Tracer app as a handy way of doing this.
- Businesses should help people keep track of their movements by displaying the Ministry of Health QR Code for contact tracing.
- Stay vigilant. There is still a global pandemic going on. People and businesses should be prepared to act fast to step up Alert Levels if we have to.
- People will have had different experiences over the last couple of months. Whatever you’re feeling — it’s okay. Be kind to others. Be kind to yourself.
Updates and resources
Community Meeting Rooms Resource
Looking for a place to meet? This up-to-date resource provides details about your options for local meeting rooms that are available for community use. View the resource here.
Last call to provide your feedback on Project C-19!
Many thanks to everyone who has already completed the survey asking for feedback on how well Project C-19 improved communication between CDEM and community groups. Your feedback will be used to improve the functioning of this communication channel so it can be effectively activated in future emergency events.
If you haven’t completed the survey yet, your input is highly encouraged. Optionally, you can provide your email address at the end of the survey to go into a draw for a $50 Countdown voucher. Responses close on Friday 12th June.
Complete the survey.
Funding for Organisations that Support Women and Girls
The Minister for Women Hon Julie Anne Genter announced a $1 million fund for organisations that support women and girls in Aotearoa New Zealand as part of the Government’s Covid-19 response. The first round of applications opens on 1 June 2020 and closes on 15th June 2020. Read more here.
If you have received financial support from Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu in the past and are financially at risk as a result of Covid-19, you are encouraged to apply to this fund. Fund closes 12th June. Read more here.
Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF)
TTAF is making a range of training and apprenticeship programmes free for learners and is targeted towards skill needs where demand will continue to be strong during New Zealand’s Covid-19 recovery phase. The targeted areas include community support such as youth work, care for elderly, counselling, and community health including mental health and addiction support. Learners do not need to apply to access this Fund. If you are enrolled in an eligible programme, then the Fund will automatically cover your fees from 1st July 2020 until 31st December 2022. Read more here.
Survey of the Community and Voluntary Sector to Assess the Impacts of Covid-19
This survey is a partnership between Hui E! Community Aotearoa, Volunteering NZ, Philanthropy New Zealand and the Centre for Social Impact. The data from this survey will give voice to the community and voluntary sector, which is better at doing stuff than promoting itself. Data is needed to ensure debate, discussion and community voice in decision making during recovery efforts.
Please note: the results will be made available open source and can be filtered by region, so your responses will be very helpful to our efforts locally to support the sector. Responses close at 5pm on Friday 12th June.