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We are constantly planning and following Ministry of Health advice regarding community and staff health and this includes the potential to reduce services or close non-essential community facilities.

We will let the community know immediately of any changes to services or facility operations in relation to COVID-19.

Council encourages the community to follow the advice, guidance and direction of the Ministry of Health and the Government in their role as the lead agencies.

Official information and updates

For the latest official Government information about everything related to COVID-19 go to Unite against COVID-19

For health advice and information contact Healthline (0800 358 5453) or visit the Ministry of Health website

Golden Rules for Everyone at Alert Level 1

We are currently at Alert Level 1. 

At Alert Level 1 we all need to be ready in case COVID-19 reappears in our community.

Alert Level 1 Information

Daily Life at Alert Level 1

L2 If Ill stay home 01 If you're sick, stay home
If you're ill, do not go to work or school. Do not socialize. If you have symptoms of cold or flu call your doctor or Healthline and get advice about being tested.
L2 Wash your hands 01 Wash your hands
Wash your hands, sneeze and cough into your elbow, wear a face covering if you can, regularly disinfect surfaces.
L2 Keep track 01 Keep track
Keep a track of where you've been and who you've seen. This is to ensure contact tracing can be conducted if necessary. Use the NZ COVID Tracer app as a handy way of doing this.

Doing Business at Alert Level 1

L2 Maintain hygene measures 01 Maintain basic hygiene measures
Basic hygiene measures must be maintained. Hand washing and regularly cleaning surfaces. Workers must stay home if they are sick.
L2 Keep track 01 Keep Track

Keep contact tracing records of anyone who will have close interaction for example workers, contractors or customers.

L2 HS obligations 01 Health & Safety obligations
You must meet all other health and safety obligations.

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COVID-19 Recovery

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COVID-19 Alert System

New Zealand’s four-level COVID-19 alert system specifies public health and social measures to be taken against COVID-19.

Current Alert Level 1

We are at Level 1 of New Zealand’s four-level COVID-19 alert system.

Visit the COVID-19 website to find out what Alert Level 1 means.

What does Alert Level 1 mean for Wairoa?

At Alert Level 1, the disease is contained but we all need to be ready in case COVID-19 reappears in our community. 

Controls at the borders remain for those entering New Zealand. This includes health screening and testing for all arrivals, and mandatory 14 day managed isolation or quarantine.

As we unite to contain COVID-19, it's important that we keep the basic hygiene measures, including washing your hands and coughing or sneezing into your elbow.

We should keep track of where we’ve been and who we’ve seen to assist with rapid contact tracing if it is required. Businesses should help customers to keep track of where they’ve been by displaying the NZ COVID Tracer QR code poster.

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.

Supporting our community

We ask our community to check in on each other and be kind. People will have different experiences during this period. Whatever you’re feeling — it’s okay. Be kind to others. Be kind to yourself.

More information, financial support, essential services etc.

More information about Alert Level 1 restrictions, financial support, essential services, questions & answers and up to date information about the situation can be found on www.covid19.govt.nz

COVID Alert levels v2

Download alert levels pdf

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Rangatahi voice on Council

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Driver licence testing

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Rates review

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National hat-trick for Council managers

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Building consent increase

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Improved connectivity through digital hub

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Council phasing out payments by cheque

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Annual Plan engagement

Annual Plan engagement

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Big wins from buy local campaign

Big wins from buy local campaign

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Mayors welcome further information on Government support for three waters

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Landfill pricing change

Landfill pricing change

The cost of dumping general and green waste at the Wairoa Landfill will increase from September 1.

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Facility Status
Wairoa Community Centre OPEN
Wairoa District Council office (available on (06) 838 7309 24/7) OPEN
Wairoa Library OPEN
Wairoa i-SITE OPEN
Gaiety Theatre OPEN
Events Date Status
Wairoa Riverside Market 21 & 28 March, 4 April 2020 Cancelled
ANZAC Day 25 April 2020 Cancelled
Māori Film Festival Gala Night 6 June 2020 Cancelled
Matariki Concert Night 19 June 2020 Cancelled
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