Kia ora Access Whanau,
Tonight the Prime Minister has announced that as of 11:59 pm Sunday 14th February 2021 Auckland will move to Alert Level 3 until Midnight Wednesday 17th February 2021. The rest of New Zealand moves to Alert Level 2 for the same timeframe. As Essential Healthcare Workers Access Community Health & Total Care Health are able to continue to provide ongoing services to our community. We have already drafted a letter explaining to authorities that we are essential healthcare workers, for those of us who operate within Auckland or have to cross the border control points as this will be in place just as it was during our last Auckland Level 3 Alert. You will need to have your Access ID with you and you will need to be in uniform. I have attached the following link to remind us of the different Alert levels and what this means for each of us. COVID-19 Alert System | Unite against COVID-19
I realise that this is an anxious time particularly for our teams who are out in the community frontline providing care and support to our clients. Please remember PPE remains available and our offices are open so please do connect to secure any supply you may need. Please also remember the ask before the entry process and if anyone in the home is unwell, has taken a Covid-19 test and awaiting results, or has been told to self-isolate, please contact the office first and we can make contact with the client before you enter. If you are unwell please do remain at home and contact Healthline or your GP for further advice. Remember the Covid-19 website remains the one source of truth. Unite against COVID-19
This is a reminder to us all to be extremely vigilant and this Access team of over 3,000 can do our part to reduce the risk of community transmission and unite against Covid-19. Remember we have successfully gotten through this before and we will do this again but please above all else keep yourself safe. Scan where you can, and please let us know if you have been contacted by health officials and are advised that you are a casual, close or casual plus contact. It is important that we all follow the guidance of health officials at this time. Please keep in mind that hand hygiene and physical distancing are important. The more we do now to keep this virus at bay means the sooner we can all get back to the freedom we have enjoyed for so long. I will send you further updates as they become available.
Thank you for all that you are doing, We’ve got this ! Kia Kaha