We must stay in our own bubbles

Covid 19 Breaking bubbles illustration.

… the prime minister was really clear on this. Her advice: Act like you have Covid-19. Minimise the time you spend outside your home. That means no going for a leisurely drive or driving to the beach. What if you had an accident or your car broke down? There won’t be a coastguard to get us out of a pickle, so no boating or surfing.

You can go for a walk or a bike ride around your neighbourhood to get some exercise. You can go out to get essentials like food. But stay away from other people. No stopping to chat – even if you are two metres away from each other. Just give a wave and keep moving. Because the virus can live on surfaces for up to three days, don’t take your kids to the playground. Stay at home.

Source: Siouxsie Wiles & Toby Morris: You’re waking up in lockdown New Zealand. Here’s how it works | The Spinoff.

Also don’t go between locations, such as home and bach:

Today is the last day that people can move from their homes to elsewhere, with a Covid-19 national response spokesperson saying those who are planning to self-isolate at their bach need to get there by midnight.

Once there, people will need to stay put until the alert level changes. They can not travel back and forth between their home and their bach.

Source: Covid-19: Big numbers head to coastal baches | RNZ News.

2 thoughts on “We must stay in our own bubbles”

  1. Use the Ministry of Health Website for up to date information. This is the correct information.

    Usual residence: NZ

  2. Absolutely! In particular the Current Cases page at:

    https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-current-cases

    Also RadioNZ: “RNZ has a specific role under the Civil Defence Emergency Management Act as the designated Lifeline Utility radio broadcaster in the event of a Civil Defence emergency.” https://www.rnz.co.nz/

    The Government’s official Covid-19 page at https://covid19.govt.nz has a great deal of official information.

    Finally, the World Health Organisation: https://www.who.int

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