Coronavirus alert level raised to 3 for the next 48 hours before we move into alert level 4 - see more Pacific translations

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced that government is setting the alert level to three for the next 48 hours before it is raised to alert level four and we go into lockdown from Wednesday 25 March. We have some further Pacific translations of factsheets and information sheets for our Pasifika communities.

 

 

New Zealand's Covid-19 alert level has risen to three in the hopes of "break[ing] the chain" of community transmission, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has confirmed.
“After 48 hours, the time required to ensure essential services are in place, we will move to Level 4.”

 

With 102 confirmed Covid-19 cases now in New Zealand the government are giving people 48 hours, to ensure essential services are in place, before the country will move to level four and will remain at that level for at least four weeks, Ardern said.

 

She warned it could be extended for longer if the spread of the virus was not brought under control.

 

"This will literally save lives, thousands of lives."

 

She said all of NZ must prepare to go in self-isolation now and non-essential business in NZ must all close, including bars, cafes, restaurants and cinemas.

 

She confirmed supermarkets, doctors, pharmacies, service stations, and access to essential banking services will be available throughout New Zealand at every alert level.

 

Ardern said the country must give time for supermarkets to restock their shelves.

 

"There will be enough for everyone if we shop normally."

 

These decisions will place the most significant restriction on New Zealanders’ movements in modern history. This is not a decision taken lightly. But this is our best chance to slow the virus and to save lives, said the PM.

 

The PM has said you can leave your home for fresh air, a walk, exercise and to take your children outside.

 

“But remember the simple principle. It must be solitary. We are asking that you only spend time with those you are in self isolation with. And if you are outside, keep your distance from others. That means two metres at all times. This is the single most important thing we can do right now to stop further community transmission.

 

"If we after those four weeks we have been successful, we - I hope- will be able to ease up on restrictions.

 

"If we haven’t, we’ll find ourselves living with them for longer. That’s why sticking to the rules matters. If we don’t – if you hang out with that friend at a park or see that family member for lunch, you risk spreading Covid -19 and extending everyone’s time in Level 4."

 

The COVID-19 campaign website has some translated messaging which we list below for your convenience:

 

Cook Islands Maori

 

Factsheet: What you need to know about COVID-19 (Cook Island Maori) [PDF, 148 KB]

 

COVID-19 Alert levels table (Cook Island Maori) [PDF, 456 KB]

 

Fijian

 

COVID-19 Alert levels table (Fijian) [PDF, 456 KB]

 

Gagana Samoan

 

Factsheet: What you need to know about COVID-19 (Gagana Samoa) [PDF, 142 KB]

 

COVID-19 Alert levels table (Gagana Samoan) [PDF, 1.5 MB]

 

Lea Tongan

 

What you need to know about COVID-19 Factsheet (Lea Tongan) [PDF, 166 KB]

 

COVID-19 Alert levels table (Lea Tongan) [PDF, 1.5 MB]

 

Niuean

 

Factsheet: What you need to know about COVID-19 (Niuean) [PDF, 119 KB]

 

COVID-19 Alert levels table (Niuean) [PDF, 1.5 MB]

 

Te Reo Māori

 

Factsheet: What you need to know about COVID-19 (Te Reo Māori) [PDF, 185 KB]

 

COVID-19 Alert levels table (Te Reo Māori) [PDF, 77 KB]

 

Poster: Protect yourself and others in 6 steps (Te Reo Māori) [PDF, 1.5 MB]

 

Logo: Unite against Covid-19 (Te Reo) [JPG, 75 KB]

 

Tokelau

 

What you need to know about COVID-19 Factsheet (Tokelau) [PDF, 176 KB]

 

COVID-19 Alert levels table (Tokelau) [PDF, 458 KB]

 

Tuvalu

 

COVID-19 Alert levels table (Tuvalu) [PDF, 456 KB]

 

23/03/20