12 August 2020
Last night the Government confirmed community transmission of COVID-19. At noon, 12 August 2020, Auckland moved to COVID-19 Alert Level 3 and will stay at Level 3 until at least midnight, Friday 14 August. The rest of New Zealand moved to COVID-19 Alert Level 2 at midday.
The CFNZ Auckland office is now closed and staff and contractors are working from home. Our Auckland fieldworker has stopped face-to-face visits with people with CF and their families and will communicate via text, phone and email.
Our other 3 fieldworkers are based outside of Auckland and are following the Ministry of Health COVID-19 Alert Level 2 guidelines. At the moment they’ll continue to see people in the community if needed while maintaining social distancing and be guided by individual DHBs regarding inpatient and clinic face-to-face visits.
We’re aware people have questions and want advice about masks. We’ll share any recommendations from our Clinical Advisory Panel as soon as we can.
The Ministry of Health has advice on the use of face masks here
Health Navigator has information about when, why and how to wear a face mask here
As we learnt from the last lockdown, information and alert levels change quickly. We encourage you to keep checking the website and Facebook page for updates.