Get ready

Kia Hiwa Ra. Kia Hiwa Ra.

Kua tau mai te hoariri ki te Paepae poto a Houmaitawhiti e!

COVID-19 is now in our community and sadly, some of our people have tested positive.

Now is the time to kōrero and plan so you, your whānau, your marae and your community can be as safe as possible through COVID-19.

We can do this if we do it together.


Download the following resources to safely navigate COVID-19 in our community:

Whānau Plan

Download the whānau plan check-list, or work together through the following tasks.


  • About COVID-19 and what will happen if someone in your whare tests positive
  • Explain the importance of keeping a safe distance if this happens

Write down:

  • The names and contact numbers of the most vulnerable people in your whanau and who will regularly check in with them
  • How you will notify whanau, friends and neighbours if someone gets COVID-19
  • Essential household tasks and details so anyone can do them. Things like paying bills, doing the shopping, caring for tamariki or taking care of pets

To do:

  • Prepare an isolation space in your whare. This means a separate bedroom and bathroom if possible
  • Shop for kai and hygiene products. Other than kai and wai, what else is essential for your whanau?
  • Contact your doctor to restock your prescription medicines now
  • Get vaccinated

Safe space

The golden rules are more important now than ever. Following all these rules gives the best protection possible.

  • Wear a mask
  • Use the COVID Tracer App
  • Wash, dry and sanitise your hands
  • Social distance
  • Open windows to ventilate your whare
  • Clean and sanitise high-touch surfaces

Vaccines are our best defence against getting seriously māuiui from COVID-19. Get yours now.

Feeling unwell?

Don’t hesitate if you think you might have COVID-19. 

The faster we act, the greater our chance of stopping its spread. 

  • Immediately self-isolate in your whare
  • Call 0800 358 5453 and follow advice 
  • Get tested 
  • Notify neighbours, friends and whānau so they do not visit