Lockdown help for all
Stay at home — let’s all help prevent the spread of Covid19.
That’s the important message that people in our communities need to take on board during the pandemic that New Zealand is facing right now.
On Tuesday, 40 new cases of coronavirus were confirmed in New Zealand — that’s 155 cases in total of confirmed and probable cases. We, as a nation, are in lockdown for the next four weeks at least, as announced by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday.
“Protecting New Zealanders from the virus is our number one objective, and we must take decisive action to prevent the worst occurring here,” Ardern said.
This is new territory but we are all in this together. We all have to learn how to deal with life quarantined for four weeks, aside from people working in essential services.
“It is important we adhere to the instructions as set out by our
Government so we can quickly contain and eventually eradicate Covid-19 from spreading through our communities,” says Katikati Community Centre manager Allan Wainwright.
“There is a lot of misinformation circulating online so please only refer to the Government’s dedicated website, www.covid19.govt.nz for accurate and up to date information.”
Allan and Katch Katikati’s Jacqui Knight have been working together to rally support for our community in this time of crisis. All local community service organisations are working together to establish provisions for providing necessary services to our most vulnerable in this time of need.
The Katikati Community Centre will have their phone lines open to field calls from the community if anyone would like to talk or requires any support. “We will do our best to work with local service organisations/ volunteers so our most vulnerable can get the help they require during the duration of our lockdown.
“Our team is working remotely from home so you will not be able to visit the Katikati Community Centre. However, our popular produce stall will still be operating outside, so if you have excess produce or require produce, please pay a visit to the stall,” Allan says.
The Katikati Visitor Information Centre and Katch Katikati staff are working from home and their phone lines are open so please call for any assistance.
“We will work through these pressing times as a community.”
The Advertiser office is closed to the public but staff will be working remotely so please phone or email us. Your paper will still be delivered and will keep you updated for the duration.
Remember, essential services will stay open such as supermarkets, service stations, banks, chemists, district health boards, insurers, courts, vets.
A friendly voice, like Sally Goodyear on the end of the phone will help us get through the Covid-19 pandemic.