Yesterday the Government announced New Zealand’s move to COVID-19 Alert Level 1 today, 9 June 2020.
We’re proud of how our organisation, including branches and volunteers, have continued to support our CF community during COVID-19. We’re also humbled by the way people with CF and their families have reached out to each other via social media – asking and answering questions, sharing advice, offering support – all during a challenging time.
During Level 2 our fieldworkers started seeing PWCF in outpatient clinics as per individual DHB guidelines. As we move into Level 1 our fieldworker visits will be back to normal, visiting people in the community and in the hospital as usual.
Our Auckland and Christchurch offices will reopen this week and our staff are dusting off their work clothes, putting away their slippers and looking forward to being back in the office.
Like you, we hope the path to COVID-19 elimination continues to move only forward. We also hope when we look back on the start of 2020 we’ll remember it as a time we spent with our family, hunting for toilet paper and flour and learning more about our colleagues and friends as we got a glimpse into their living rooms and bookshelves.