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Unite against COVID19

New Zealand is remaining at Alert Level 2, with extra restrictions in the Auckland region for gatherings, funerals and tangihanga. The Government will next review the Alert Levels on Monday 21 September. It has agreed, in principle, to move New Zealand down to Alert Level 1 and Auckland to Alert Level 2 with eased restrictions on gatherings. The Government will make a final decision on 21 September.

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Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) has published final preventable drowning fatality and hospitalisation data in the Drowning Report 2019, as it considers the impact of COVID-19 on water safety.

Drowning is the leading cause of recreational death and the third highest cause of accidental death in New Zealand. In 2019 there were 82 preventable* drowning fatalities and 203 drowning related hospitalisations**. WSNZ now presents the data in an online interactive format so it is easier to access for analysis and insights.

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All of New Zealand is at Alert Level 2. You legally must wear a face covering on public transport. There are also extra restrictions on social gatherings, funerals and tangihanga in Auckland.

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Applications are now open for Sport NZ’s new fund – Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa – for community-based programmes and projects targeting those tamariki and rangatahi (young people aged 5 to 18) at most risk of missing out or being less active. Tū Manawa replaces and improves on Sport NZ’s existing Kiwisport Regional Partnership Fund and now has double the funding available – $68 million over four years.

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All of New Zealand is at Alert Level 2. Auckland is now at Alert Level 2, but with extra restrictions on social gatherings, funerals and tangihanga. These extra restrictions will help stop the spread of COVID-19.

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NZ Government

Additional security systems, including thermal CCTV that triggers an alarm if returnees break out, will be rolled out to all Managed Isolation and Quarantine Facilities. The estimated $6 million rollout is part of an ongoing programme of continual improvement in the managed isolation and quarantine system and includes a 500-person boost to defence force personnel in manage isolation and quarantine facilities, increases to Police and security fencing. The Government will also be commencing a pilot of the COVID card with staff inside a managed isolation facility, with a view to a wider roll out in the coming months.

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Ministry of Education

Te Tāhuhu o Te Mātauranga and Māori Television are again proud to collaborate to deliver ‘Mauri Reo, Mauri Ora’ while Auckland is in Alert Level 3 and the rest of Aotearoa is in Alert Level 2.

The programmes will link to online supports available through Ki te Ao Mārama, national free-to-air broadcasts of classrooms and on-demand videos for whānau to support learning outcomes from home. Programming is for tamariki and rangatahi, 0 – 18 years old.

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Water Safety NZ

Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) has partnered with EdTech company, AgentBee, to increase international student awareness of water safety and prevent drownings.

Ahead of the return of international students to NZ, the two organisations have developed an online course for education agents which provides key information on water safety in New Zealand that agents can pass on to international students and their families.

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New Zealand’s Alert Levels have changed. Auckland moved to Alert Level 3 at 12 noon on Wednesday 12 August. The rest of New Zealand moved to Alert Level 2.

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The Ministry of Health has updated its advice on the use of masks as part of our ongoing response to COVID-19: “We have seen elsewhere that masks can help reduce the spread of COVID-19 where there are cases of community transmission.”

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