August 18, 2021
Vaccinations reopen under level four conditions
Associate Health Minister Peeni Henare is urging whānau to get their COVID vaccinations – but be aware of the level four rules.
Vaccinations restart this morning after a short closure while health activated contingency plans for the nationwide lockdown.
Mr Henare says he’s still urging a whanau-based approach but no walk-ups.
“Because we’re in alert level 4 you must have a booking to go along, and not just show up. The other thing is your whānau must be in your bubble – not pick up your aunties on the way to the spot. You’ve got to wear a mask. There’s going to be social distancing. All of the precautions, at alert level four will mean there will be possible congestion and limited capacity as we try to utilise the space a bit better to keep people safe,” he says.
Ministers will meet by Zoom this morning to work through the new data on cases.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the community rose to 10 yesterday, including an AUT student who attended a lecture with 84 other people at the university on Tuesday morning.
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