COVID-19 Update

 

 

Volunteer Kapiti advice during COVID-19 alerts

Updated:  12 August 2020

We are currently operating under Alert Level 2 for the Kāpiti Region.

Guidelines for Volunteering at Level 2 are noted below:

Volunteer Guidelines

Volunteer Organisation Guidelines

Official Government updates:here

Useful posters, contact tracing forms for organisations here

Ministry of Health COVID-19 Information: here

Kapiti Coast District Council Updates: here

Information for Migrants and Refugees here

 

Volunteer: While NZ is responding to COVID-19 – volunteering will take on different forms. It is important any volunteering is undertaken safely within the current alert levels.

 

We will be posting on our FB page and website any direct COVID-19 response roles as they develop.

 

Connect with your neighbours via phone, email, social media (you could set up a facebook group for your street), letterbox drop or a wave from the letterbox!

Check if anyone that you know within your family/street/local area needs additional help (eg if they are older, living alone or have limited access to online communications). This could take the form of dropping off supplies or providing support and advice on the phone.

 

 

Join online groups: Self-Isolation Support Kapiti (Facebook page, or 0800 005 902, kapitiselfioslation@gmail.com). Coordinating a local student and community led response to supporting people in social isolation.

Check out other online community groups for your area.

 

 

Information for community organisations and volunteer groups:

Update from Kapiti Coast District Council:   Read about their support package to help the district withstand the economic and social challenges expected from COVID-19 here.

Philanthropy NZ Update here

Great Tool Kit from Action Station on how to organise your community in response to COVID-19 here

MSD Advice for for community service providers  here

Wage Subsidy and Essential Services advice here