New COVID-19 alert levels. Read our information for disabled people and whānau.

Guidance for disability support services during COVID-19

Yesterday, three community cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Auckland and the Prime Minister has announced that, from 11.59 p.m. Sunday 14 February until midnight Wednesday 17 February, Auckland has moved to Alert Level 3. The rest of New Zealand has moved to Alert Level 2 for the same period.

This can be a challenging time for those supporting people who are disabled. Being able to easily access guidelines for the different alert levels is cruicial for disability support services around New Zealand, who are trying to balance the needs of disabled people and the safety of their own staff.

The Ministry of Health has published guidelines to support you. These information sheets provide guidance about what Alert Levels 2 and 3 mean for disability support service providers.

Alert Level 2 guidance for Disability Support Services (external website)

Alert Level 3 guidance for Disability Support Services (external website)