Kia ora e te whānau,
Have you or your whānau tested positive for COVID-19? Support is available. Remember we are here for you in this COVID-19 world.
We’ve put together a quick list of support that is available. For Te Tauihu whānau, we’re centralising much of our COVID-19 response through Te Kotahi o Te Tauihu Charitable Trust. The Trust was set up in February 2021 by the eight iwi of Te Tauihu o Te Waka-a-Māui to advance health and wellbeing, alleviate poverty, ensure adequate food and housing is available and promote education and skills within the communities of Te Tauihu and in particular our Māori communities. It’s one of the examples where we can go further together.
🍽 Getting kai
For whānau in Te Tauihu, if you are in need of kai, you can contact Te Kotahi o Te Tauihu Charitable Trust on 0800 514 358 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
💊 Getting medicine
If you need medicine while you isolate, talk to your doctor or local pharmacy. They will arrange to have your medicine delivered to you.
🏡 Housing, Wellbeing and Social Issues
If you are not sure who to turn to for help with housing, general wellbeing or other social issues, get in touch with the Kaitūhono-a-Hapori (Community Connectors) at Te Kotahi o Te Tauihu Charitable Trust on 0800 514 358, or email email@example.com.
⏺ Other assistance
If you’re unsure who to turn to for assistance, and you require support, please call us on (03) 578 6180. We’ll do our best to assist you with you needs.
☎️ COVID-19 Welfare Phone Line
You can call the free COVID-19 Welfare line on 0800 512 337. They can provide support with a range of support mechanisms.
💛 Symptoms worsening?
If your symptoms get worse or you need urgent medical care, call your local healthcare provider or Healthline on 0800 358 5453. If you or the person you are caring for develops difficulty breathing, severe chest pain, fainting or becomes unconscious, call 111 immediately.
👉 Getting a test
A COVID-19 test is free if it is part of the public health response. Find your nearest COVID-19 testing centre here: https://healthpoint.co.nz/covid-19/
💭 Something else?
Please feel free to reach out to us via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or message us on Facebook. We’ll do our best to respond promptly. Like many organisations across Aotearoa, we’re also experiencing the impact of COVID-19 amongst our staff, so please be patient – we’ll do our best to assist you as promptly as we can.
Kia haumaru e te iwi!