COVID-19 Updates - We’re all in this together!

1. What: COVID-19 Update – (as at 23 Nov, 2020).

  • Auckland is at Alert Level 1. See here
  • Legally face coverings in Auckland must be worn, for more information see here
  • The Northern Region Health Coordination Centre (NRHCC) has launched an Asian media Campaign (print, online and social media) with the tagline:

  • There are two key messages to the Campaign:
  • Where you can get a COVID-19 test if you have any cold or flu-like symptoms
  • Where you can find support if you need to talk.


  • See below translated Campaign posters to kindly share with your networks:
  • English here
  • Japanese here
  • Korean here
  • Punjabi here
  • Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese (both posters found in the shared link) here
  • Tagalog here
  • Hindi (note Hindi poster is almost ready, please go to ARPHS website here to access poster this week).


COVID-19 Other
• Visitor Care Manaaki Manuhiri programme closing 30 Nov 2020, see here
• Ministry of Social Development’s new Emergency benefit for temporary visa holders applications, open 1 Dec 2020-28 Feb 2021, see here


2. What: Non-urgent ambulance services – St John industrial action
Two 24-hour strikes begin 6am on Wed, 25 Nov and 6am Saturday, 28 Nov. Emergency services will continue as normal.
Details: For more information, see here


3. What: Former Refugee and Asylum Seeker Health & Wellbeing Forum #2 [Auckland Regional Refugee Health Network (ARRHN)]
Topic: New National Quota Refugee Health Model, Pilot Study and COVID-19.
Details: Thurs 26 Nov @6-7pm (doors open at 5.30pm), Face-to-face go to: Lynfield Room, Fickling Centre Three Kings, Auckland, or you can ZOOM.
For more information, see here, and to register, [email protected].
Note, we encourage GPs/clinical health professionals to register for the forum (even if you plan to ZOOM in) so we can issue a certificate to claim 1.5 CME credits for the General Practice Educational Programme (GPEP) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD/CNE) purposes.

4. What: Food Security in Aotearoa - Free lunchtime webinar [Activity and Nutrition Aotearoa]
Details: Tues 24 Nov @12pm. For more information and to register, see here

5. What: The Asian Network Inc. Regional Network Meeting [TANI]
Details: Tues 24 Nov, 10am-12pm, Western Springs Garden Community Hall, Auckland. To register, RSVP to [email protected]

6. What: Auckland Ethnic Leaders Forum [Office of Ethnic Communities]
Topic: 2020/2021 NZ Government’s Digital Inclusion Action Plan
Details: Tues 1 Dec @1pm. ZOOM. For more information, contact [email protected]

7. What: Auckland Ethnic Women Forum [Office of Ethnic Communities]
Details: Thurs 3 Dec @6-8pm, Fickling Centre, 546 Mt Albert Rd, Three Kings, Auckland. To register, RSVP to [email protected] by 1 Dec 2020.

8. What: Life Keepers e-module [LifeKeepers]
Aotearoa New Zealand's national suicide prevention training programme
Details: For more information, see here


9. What: AUT Parental vaccine hesitancy among former refugees in New Zealand study [AUT]
Request for volunteers to complete 10 min online survey. Survey is available in English, Arabic, Somali and Oromo.
Details: For more information, see here

10. What: 2019/20 New Zealand Health Survey (NZHS) annual update [Ministry of Health]
Details: For more information, see here

11. What: New recommendations to support a heart healthy diet [Heart Foundation New Zealand]
Details: For more information, see here

12. What: Preliminary view of 2023 Census content [Stats NZ]
Details: For more information, see here. Submissions close 25 Nov 2020 @5pm.

Newsletters/information hubs/videos

13. What: Video stories for people with learning disabilities [Health and Disability Commissioner; Nationwide Health and Disability Advocacy Service]
Details: For more information, see here

14. What: Mental Health Foundation Library Info Hub [MHF]
Details: For more information, see here

15. What: The Asian Network Inc Summer Newsletter 2020-21 [TANI]
Details: For more information, see here

16. What: Summer in New Zealand for International Students [Education New Zealand; NauMai NZ]
Details: For more information, see here


17. What: It’s Movember – men’s health is in focus this month. Have you visited your family doctor (GP) lately for a health check-up?
Details: To find a GP, go to the Healthpoint website, see here. For more information about Movember, see here.

18. What: Tū Ngātahi – Stand Together with our International Student community [NauMai NZ]
Details: For more information, see here

19. What: Aotearoa Poster Competition Winners
Kiwis Together – 2020 – Chinese Kiwis
Details: To view the amazing winning posters, see here

View or Download resources

NRHCC COVID 19 Asian Campaign Poster English 23 Nov 2020



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