2021 10 29 COVID 19 protection framework v3

Aotearoa New Zealand is now using the new COVID-19 Protection Framework or traffic light system to manage COVID-19. You can find details of the different traffic light settings and what they mean at covid19.govt.nz/traffic-lights(external link)

Further information is available, including:

- Traffic light map(external link)

- When face coverings are needed(external link)

- Self-isolating at home(external link)

- Advice for businesses(external link)

- How to get a Vaccine Pass(external link) – which people will need to access some venues and businesses

- Misinformation(external link)

- Travel advice(external link)

Information is also available in multiple languages. There is a link to translations on the homepage of covid19.govt.nz(external link).

Organisations that offer support

COVID-19 has proven a tough time for people. Economic hardship and feeling isolated from families and communities have been particularly stressful for some.

A number of ethnic community organisations are providing a range of support for those in need. You will find their details below. 

Ekta New Zealand

Contact Details:

Manjit Grewal 

manjit@ekta.nz

021-1317644

http://ekta.nz/(external link)

Ekta New Zealand offers the following services in the Wellington area:

  • Support with Vaccine Pass applications and printing
  • Transport to and from vax sites in WCC area (weekends)
  • Food parcels  only on Thursday (at Hanson Court 1030-1pm) and Saturday (@ St Peter’s 10-12pm)
  • Kai on Saturday (@Manners Street 4.30-5.30pm)
  • Food vouchers ( conditions apply).

Wellington Interfaith Council

Contact Details:

Manjit Grewal

chair@wifc.nz

021-1317644

Wellington Interfaith Council(external link)

Wellington Interfait Council offers the following services in the Wellington area:

  • Support with Vaccine Pass applications and printing
  • Transport to and from vax sites in WCC area (weekends)
  • Food parcels  only on Thursday (at Hanson Court 1030-1pm) and Saturday (@ St Peter’s 10-12pm)
  • Kai on Saturday (@Manners Street 4.30-5.30pm)
  • Food vouchers ( conditions apply).

New Zealand Chinese Association Canterbury

Emmie King

nzcacanterbury@gmail.com

021 211 7441

www.nzchinese.org.nz(external link)

New Zealand Chinese Association offers the following services in the Canterbury region:

  • Elder care
  • Translation and interpretation in Cantonese (support in language or communication)
  • Digital support/technical assistance
  • Welfare support to families in isolation
  • Provide Chinese in New Zealand the means of mutual assistance, social interchange and recreation.

Wellbeing Charitable Trust Board 

Contact Details:

Eva Chen

cfs.eva@gmail.com

022 632 1053

WECHAT: WellbeingNZ

Wellbeing Charitable Trust Board offers the following services:

  • Emergency food supplies
  • Referrals to support providers
  • Wellbeing support
  • Advocacy
  • COVID-19 related information in 8 ethnic languages.

Chinese New Settlers Services Trust

Contact Details:

Jenny Wang

jenny.wang@cnsst.org.nz

https://www.cnsst.org.nz/(external link)

Chinese New Settlers Services Trust offers the following services in the Auckland region:

  • Emergency food supplies
  • Referrals
  • Welfare support to families in isolation
  • Interpretation and language services.

Supreme Sikh Society

Contact Details:

Mr Daljit Singh

supremesikhsocietynz@gmail.com

09-296 2376

https://www.supremesikhsociety.co.nz/contact/(external link)

Supreme Sikh Society offers the following services in the Auckland region:

  • Emergency food supplies
  • Food Drive
  • Welfare support to families
  • Spiritual support.

Kāhui Tū Kaha

Contact Details:

Yasser El Shall

yasser.elshall@kahuitukaha.co.nz

09 531 4040

Kāhui Tū Kaha (kahuitukaha.co.nz)(external link)

Kāhui Tū Kaha offers the following services in Auckland and Northland:

  • Mental Health support
  • Wellbeing support.

 

If you are organisation that can help those in need, and would like us to share your details on this page, please email info@ethniccommunities.govt.nz

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