UPDATE, 4.30pm, Tuesday 24 March:
Read our latest media statement here.
UPDATE, 3.51pm, Monday 23 March:
In response to the Prime Minister’s message, Council’s facilities – pools, libraries, events centre, Tīrau i-SITE, Tokoroa CBD toilets - are closed as of immediately. The Council office in Tokoroa and the Council office in Putāruru (not library) will continue to be open until Wednesday 1pm, then we will close.
Our phone – 07 885 0340 will be manned.
Essential lifeline services are Council’s critical focus.
We ask our community not to panic. These are unprecedented times. Stay home. Stay safe. Look after each other. Continue with the public hygiene messages provided by the Ministry.
Please stay up to date with information at the websites below.
Ministry of Health website: https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus
COVID-19 website: https://covid19.govt.nz/
More messages will be forthcoming on Council’s Facebook page, Antenno and website.
Frequently Asked Questions are linked here.
Media coverage of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) is increasing, as are reported cases both in New Zealand and around the world. This post is to advise our community where to go for information. The Ministry of Health is the lead agency in this regard.
If you want more information on Coronavirus, situation updates, advice on symptoms and prevention, countries of concern, travel and visitor information, public events and other guidance and resources, please use the MoH website linked here, or call Healthline on 0800 358 5453, or visit COVID19.
Do not rely on social media, mainstream media or other sources.
See the four key tips in the image below: