Over 40 people zoomed in to a meeting to discuss our preparedness for another lockdown to protect us all from COVID-19.
You can watch and listen to the Zui here.
Key points from the Zui on a community response in the case of resurgence.
- MSD – support has increased in different areas.
- Nationally – About 100 people pw still seeking help
- If there is a resurgence, DHB will continue to provide the response
- Hospital Provider Arm have incidents management team looking after treatment and services. Toi Te Ora leading the contact tracing and testing for our area and also supporting Auckland.
- Currently GP services doing testing for all BOP. Have GP liaison who report back and who DHB maintains contact and monitoring in this area
- MOH and DHBs sending situation reports daily about whats happening nationally
- We are much better prepared this time.
- MoH recommendation that Providers and Health services should be using masks. DHB have an order form for PPE – download PPE Form.doc here.
- Think about staff rostering to prevent burnout.
- If we do have to go into regional lockdown it’s responsibility of all councils across the BOP. Civil Defence comes into force in an emergency situation.
- Currently there are no central government funds left. However, there are alternative funds available through different streams including TECT etc.
- Volunteer BOP have many volunteers available. They just need to know what jobs are available to fill.
- Where do we get masks? Salvation Army have a supply for agencies. Contact Davina Plummer: email@example.com
- Councils do not have capability to be a provider of face masks.
- There is a clear process from clinicians re death while in hospital: Is available through MoH website.
- It is compulsory as of Monday to wear masks on public transport. These can be masks or, face coverings. Still unclear regards children up to 12yr old wearing masks?
- A question about improving internet/device access for communities that need it?
- A new lottery fund worth $40 million has been established to focus on community and social initiatives in response to COVID-19. Another $117.6 million of Lottery funding for 2020/21 will go to the Board’s statutory bodies (Sport New Zealand, Creative New Zealand, New Zealand Film Commission and Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision).
- A packet of targeted information to be distributed to Maori leaders in Tauranga Moana will be compiled and distributed.
- Internet and device accessibility for communities in need? https://www.skinny.co.nz/jump/home/ Funding available for devices, TECT, MSD Resilience Fund. Digital Wings for agencies.
Another meeting would probably take place in a couple of weeks.