Kia ora whanau
It is great to reconnect again with you again at the end of the week, a week that has seen us move down Alert levels. Auckland is now at Alert Level 2 and the rest of the country is at Alert Level 1.
Something we all need to be remembering to do is use our QR tracer app wherever we are going outside as well as to make sure that we keep a diary of our journey of where we are going so we can keep tracing our movements, if we need to.
This is particularly important so we can reduce the time that any contact tracing may take. As we have recently seen, one person catches COVID-19 and another person catches it and the close contacts' bubble becomes so much bigger.
In addition, the Government introduced further requirements to wear face coverings at Alert Level 1. Everyone is asked to wear face masks on public transport and you should also expect your taxi driver or ride-share driver to also wear a mask.
Mask up whanau!
This is so important, I have two kids – one in high school and one in university and they both take public transport and they are also taking masks with them wherever they go.
Whatever it takes to keep us safe, we've got this. We just need to make sure we are looking out for each other.
That also means understanding that some of us might need to be checked in on from time to time. Phone, text, email, visit. Make sure we are looking after each other.
We wish you Lenten greetings at this special time of our liturgical year. We wish you a wonderful weekend and we look forward to speaking with you again soon.
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Please contact Trudy if you would like a Contact Tracing Diary, these are available in many languages.
Also available is a powerpoint about Contact Tracing and why it is important (could be used as a pre-service presentation as people are coming in to worship). CLICK HERE