Posted on 2 December, 2021

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As you will be aware there are 10 new positive Covid cases in Nelson-Tasman which brings the total number of Covid 19 cases to 14.   We encourage all of our whānau who have Covid-19 symptoms no matter where you live to get tested. This may include a new or worsening cough, sneezing and runny nose, fever, a temporary loss of smell or altered sense of taste, sore throat, or shortness of breath (  We also encourage you to get tested if you have been travelling in/out of our region.  Please click on the link for the location of testing centres across the region (Testing Centres)


Delta is here. Now more than ever it is time to get vaccinated

The Traffic Light system commenced at 11:59 nationally on 2 December.  Te Tau Ihu is currently under ORANGE.   That means at Orange, there will be community transmission of COVID-19, with increasing risks to vulnerable communities, and pressure on the health system. People can continue to do everyday activities. There are restrictions to limit the spread of the virus and protect vulnerable people.  But you can go to work, school, gyms, church, restaurants, and many more places.  If you choose not to follow My Vaccine Pass requirements, there will be limits on the number of people who can be in a venue at one time.

You will be legally required to provide your My Vaccine Pass to enter places that have vaccination requirements in place under the traffic light system. This may include hospitality venues, events, gatherings and gyms.  Most businesses can open with no restrictions on numbers if whānau choose to follow My Vaccine Pass requirements, and the business only allow fully vaccinated people to enter.  

It is important to be aware that to access basic needs services, such as supermarkets, public transport, and essential health care you cannot be asked to provide your My Vaccine Pass.

How to get My Vaccine Pass?  There are 3 ways to get your My Vaccine Pass — online through My Covid Record, over the phone, and in person at a pharmacy.  Click on the link for more information Vaccine Pass.

Protect yourself and your whānau against the severity of this disease. 

Kia noho haumaru tātou e te iwi!