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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…

Keeping safe through Covid-19

General guidelines  Vaccination Information about booking your vaccine. Masks Information on masks can be found here. PPE Guidance To keep you informed on current guidelines regarding gloves, masks, and other personal…

Abuse in Care Inquiry

The Royal Commission investigating historic abuse and neglect in state and faith-based care has been hearing from disabled people, and people within the sector about their experiences. The Commission is…

Briefing Updates

Carers NZ and the Carers Alliance are engaging with the Government and all parties to ensure better progress for New Zealand’s 430,000+ family, whanau, and aiga carers in the next three years.

Part 4A finally repealed under urgency

The repeal of Part 4A goes some way toward redressing the problems of paying family carers and corrects an injustice that should never have happened, say the Carers Alliance and Carers NZ.


Carers forgotten, report finds

Almost 700 carers completed the Caring In Lockdown survey.

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.