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The Covid Complication  – some tips and useful links

by Editor

for a downloadable copy of this resource, click here by Tricia Hendry The COVID-19 pandemic has given family, whānau and aiga carers an extra obstacle to navigate around! There is…

COVID-19 Guidance

Carers in COVID-19 Resource

This information for carers is available to read at the Ministry of Health’s website here.

Carers NZ has created resources that you can download for free:

Tips & Tools for getting through isolation

The Covid complication. – for care and support through Covid-19.

COVID-19 information for family, whānau and āiga carers is available to download here.

Face Covering Communication Cards (exemption cards) 

From 31 May you are encouraged to apply for the new mask exemption card.

A new process for mask exemptions, the Communication Card, will be available via the Ministry of Health (MoH). If you have an existing communication card, it remains valid. Both these new personalised exemption cards and current non-personalised cards issued by the MoH are optional as an aid to avoiding discrimination. For those affected, you will not have to go through the process of getting a new card if you do not want to, however the old cards will not have the legitimacy of the new cards. More info here.

State of Caring Report

State of Caring Report Thank you to everyone who completed both our State of Caring survey and our recent respite survey. 1,648 carers completed our surveys. Your united voice has…


Ngā mihi o Matariki, te tau hou Māori (Happy Matariki) Matariki is a star cluster with traditions all over the world. It is also recognised by many as the Pleiades,…

Carer Support  – Update from the Ministry of Health’s disability team

Ongoing flexibility for family/whānau/āiga when accessing Carer Support  As a response to COVID-19 and its challenges, changes were made so access to respite could be more flexible, including using carer support…

2022 World Carers Conversation

The World Carers Conversation was held on May 20, 2022. This global, virtual event was held with the support of EMD Serono and Embracing Carers. Innovators, researchers, policymakers and carer…

Mask Exemption Pass

People who have genuine reasons for not being able to wear a face mask can now access a personalised Mask Exemption Pass. You can show the card to transport operators,…

David’s Story

“I thought four attempts for a second jab might be some sort of record but apparently not! There are others struggling for various reasons,” says David Sellars of his 22…

Lucas’s Story

“I asked my doctor if it was okay for me to take the Covid vaccine,” says Lucas*, a 42-year-old with cancer-related disabilities. “He’s the person I trust most when it…