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COVID-19 UPDATE

Details:

Southlanders who urgently need assistance with access to essential household goods and services due to the Covid-19 lockdown can now contact us in the following ways:

Phone: 0800 890 127
Email: covid19@cdsouthland.nz
Web: Use the 'Contact Us' form on this site

The email and 0800 number will be operated between 7am-7pm, 7 days a week.
People should get in contact if they urgently need assistance with access to essential household goods and services due to their self-isolation for Covid-19.



What Should affected people do? New Zealand has declared a nationwide State of Emergency in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. We moved to COVID-19 Alert Level 4 at 11.59 pm on Wednesday 25 March. This means New Zealanders not more... working in essential services must stay at home and stop all interactions with others outside of your household. You may go for a walk or exercise in your local area, but keep a 2 metre distance from people at all times. You can take your children outside. Food will always be available – production will continue, distribution will continue, supermarkets will continue. You will always have access to food. Medicines will always be available. Healthcare for those that need it will be available. Your usual financial support, like benefits, will continue as normal. Remember, whatever you do must be solitary. We're asking that you only spend time with those who you are in self-isolation with, and keep your distance from all others at all times. We need your support to protect New Zealand and eradicate COVID-19. Enforcement measures may be used to ensure everyone acts together, now.

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Important maps for your information
Check out our Tsunami Map for Southland here
Check out our Flood Map here

Or for a more interactive experience...

How to use our web Information & Emergency Situation Map

Did you know that our situation map is loaded with useful information about specific hazards in Southland?

  • By simply clicking on the icon that looks like a stack of papers, “Layers List” (see fig 1) you get to open the layers feature which allows you to activate different layers on the map.
  • By ticking e.g. Tsunami Evacuation Zones (fig 2), you will see the map update with evacuation zones.
  • Zoom into the Invercargill/Riverton area and you will see the evacuation zones (fig 3).
  • Untick a layer to remove it from the map. This feature is very handy if you want to zoom in a specific area and get more useful information.

Click on the “Legend” icon (right of Layers icon see fig 4) and find out what all the symbols mean on the map.
Fig 1: Fig 2:
Fig 3: Fig 4:

A reminder from Invercargill City Council. The virus can remain on surfaces, so enjoy your walks but dont touch anything while you are out and about.

 

Comment on Facebook

So dont butt hunt or rechew pavement gum..got it?

Ben Fokkens

We know lockdown is hard but we’re all in this together and it’s important we do the right thing. Police have advised that people are not getting the message about when they should be travelling. In just a few hours nearly 180 cars were identified travelling over the Dunns Road Bridge in Otatara, many of them heading to areas like Sandy Point. Travel should be restricted to when you need to access essential services (like getting groceries, going to a bank or healthcare service) or for going to work if you work for an essential service. At all other times, stay out of your vehicles and off the roads. #StayHomeNZ

 

Comment on Facebook

Time to get harder on people

Bring in the army if ya wanna save lives get some action going I wanna go back ta work

Stay the hell at home!! Ruining it for those that are actually staying home 😭

It's idiots like this who are treating this as one big holiday that mean lockdown will go on for longer

Just shows how many truly stupid people there are!

What don't people get about this?!

Should put their photos/regos on and shame them, like the bridge jumpers up central.

It's southland's relaxed attitude and thinking this won't affect them.

Come on people.....seriously. This has got to stop or we are all going to be in lockdown for a very long time.

Geez the government need to be harder on people or this lockdown is not going to be over in the time they have given come on people use your heads

Why don’t they just close the bridge except for residents only???

Southland has the highest rise of dhb recorded cases which means we will be one of the last regions to be lifted if things keep going the way they are 👌 great job guys..

Block the road off...residents only going through 🤷‍♀️

Gail Young

🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦 ffs really

Some people don't want to be told NO, they can't handle it so they do it anyway. Selfish and not thinking of others. Stay Home !

In Townsville Australia they did a patrol on The Strand and fined each person $1300..should be doing that in New Zealand..

if you stay within your so called bubble, why not, plenty of acres out there, for you to keep 20mts apart. I would rather be there, than queuing up in that sill bloody tunnel at windsor new world

Come on southland we are better than this stay home please the sooner we all stay home the quicker we will recover and go back to normal not to mention we need to keep every one safe from this virus especially the vulnerable lets step up southland.

Just stay the fuck at home how hard is it if you were sick on a normal work situation you would stay at home

😡

This just goes to show most would never survive a war!!

It's good to see people are just as frustrated about this as we are, but don't forget to be kind. And remember, it's not just about whether you are physical distancing, it's about reducing the traffic on the road and reducing the risk of accidents to keep our emergency services safe and less pressure on our healthcare system.

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Some new information for essential workers.
Dont clog the bog!

 

Comment on Facebook

Don’t blame ‘everyone’ not everyone’ is ignorant 😤

Why can't they be taken off the market ?

Slow day at the council?

Do you need urgent help accessing essential supplies or support in Southland?

Call 0800 890 127
7am-7pm daily
... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

Kim Colvin they might be able to help

I have emailed you, please reply.

Penny Leith maybe contact these guys re emergency accommodation

Emergency Management Southland could you please reply to the email I sent you yesterday, thanks.

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Information - How can I help?
Information - Restoring a House After Flood Damage
Information - Septic Systems, what do do after flood
Information - Water Supplies at Flood Affected Rural Dwellings
Important maps for your information
Check out our Tsunami Map for Southland here
Check out our Flood Map here

Or for a more interactive experience...

How to use our web Information & Emergency Situation Map

Did you know that our situation map is loaded with useful information about specific hazards in Southland?

  • By simply clicking on the icon that looks like a stack of papers, “Layers List” (see fig 1) you get to open the layers feature which allows you to activate different layers on the map.
  • By ticking e.g. Tsunami Evacuation Zones (fig 2), you will see the map update with evacuation zones.
  • Zoom into the Invercargill/Riverton area and you will see the evacuation zones (fig 3).
  • Untick a layer to remove it from the map. This feature is very handy if you want to zoom in a specific area and get more useful information.

Click on the “Legend” icon (right of Layers icon see fig 4) and find out what all the symbols mean on the map.
Fig 1: Fig 2:
Fig 3: Fig 4:

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A reminder from Invercargill City Council. The virus can remain on surfaces, so enjoy your walks but dont touch anything while you are out and about.

 

Comment on Facebook

So dont butt hunt or rechew pavement gum..got it?

Ben Fokkens

We know lockdown is hard but we’re all in this together and it’s important we do the right thing. Police have advised that people are not getting the message about when they should be travelling. In just a few hours nearly 180 cars were identified travelling over the Dunns Road Bridge in Otatara, many of them heading to areas like Sandy Point. Travel should be restricted to when you need to access essential services (like getting groceries, going to a bank or healthcare service) or for going to work if you work for an essential service. At all other times, stay out of your vehicles and off the roads. #StayHomeNZ

 

Comment on Facebook

Time to get harder on people

Bring in the army if ya wanna save lives get some action going I wanna go back ta work

Stay the hell at home!! Ruining it for those that are actually staying home 😭

It's idiots like this who are treating this as one big holiday that mean lockdown will go on for longer

Just shows how many truly stupid people there are!

What don't people get about this?!

Should put their photos/regos on and shame them, like the bridge jumpers up central.

It's southland's relaxed attitude and thinking this won't affect them.

Come on people.....seriously. This has got to stop or we are all going to be in lockdown for a very long time.

Geez the government need to be harder on people or this lockdown is not going to be over in the time they have given come on people use your heads

Why don’t they just close the bridge except for residents only???

Southland has the highest rise of dhb recorded cases which means we will be one of the last regions to be lifted if things keep going the way they are 👌 great job guys..

Block the road off...residents only going through 🤷‍♀️

Gail Young

🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦 ffs really

Some people don't want to be told NO, they can't handle it so they do it anyway. Selfish and not thinking of others. Stay Home !

In Townsville Australia they did a patrol on The Strand and fined each person $1300..should be doing that in New Zealand..

if you stay within your so called bubble, why not, plenty of acres out there, for you to keep 20mts apart. I would rather be there, than queuing up in that sill bloody tunnel at windsor new world

Come on southland we are better than this stay home please the sooner we all stay home the quicker we will recover and go back to normal not to mention we need to keep every one safe from this virus especially the vulnerable lets step up southland.

Just stay the fuck at home how hard is it if you were sick on a normal work situation you would stay at home

😡

This just goes to show most would never survive a war!!

It's good to see people are just as frustrated about this as we are, but don't forget to be kind. And remember, it's not just about whether you are physical distancing, it's about reducing the traffic on the road and reducing the risk of accidents to keep our emergency services safe and less pressure on our healthcare system.

+ View more comments

Some new information for essential workers.
Dont clog the bog!

 

Comment on Facebook

Don’t blame ‘everyone’ not everyone’ is ignorant 😤

Why can't they be taken off the market ?

Slow day at the council?

Do you need urgent help accessing essential supplies or support in Southland?

Call 0800 890 127
7am-7pm daily
... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

Kim Colvin they might be able to help

I have emailed you, please reply.

Penny Leith maybe contact these guys re emergency accommodation

Emergency Management Southland could you please reply to the email I sent you yesterday, thanks.