10 tips as we head into Covid-19 Alert levels 2 and 3 today

10 tips as we head into Covid-19 Alert levels 2 and 3 today

August 12, 2020

As we head into Covid-19 Alert levels 2 and 3 today, here are 10 tips from the Human Rights Commission:  

  1. Please stay calm, be kind and follow the Ministry of Health’s advice.  
  2. Essential services, supermarkets and pharmacies are open, so there is no need to panic.  
  3. Leave online supermarket spaces open for Kiwis who are unable to get to the shops. 
  4. Employers should ensure they act in good faith to their employees. 
  5. Covid-19 is not excuse for racism or discriminating against anyone based on their ethnicity, nationality or place of origin.  
  6. You have a right to be safe in your workplace — that includes your workplace providing personal protective equipment if you need it.  
  7. You have a right to information about COVID-19 and the government response in accessible formats. 
  8. If your bubble isn’t safe, please seek help immediately. Isolation does not mean that you should tolerate violence. Please reach out to Women's Refuge, Shine, or dial 111 for Police. 
  9. In all interactions with Police, you have the right to be treated with dignity and respect, to be informed what the Police powers are and to accessible information about your legal rights. 
  10. Keep in mind when wearing face masks that some people may not be able to understand what you are saying, such as the hard of hearing, deaf people, or those who lip read. 

Anyone who believes they have been discriminated against can contact the Human Rights Commission confidentially on 0800 496 877 or by emailing [email protected] People can also contact us by submitting an online from on our website. We can offer mediation to help resolve a complaint. 


I a tātou e takatū nei ki ngā Taumata 2, 3 hoki, anei ētahi tohutohu 10 a te Tari Tika Tangata:  

Kia mauri tau, āwhinatia hoki ētahi, ā, whāia ngā tohutohu a te MOH advice.  

Ka tūwhera tonu ngā ratonga matua pēnei i ngā hokomaha me ngā kēmihi, kaua e ohorere.  

Waihotia ngā hokonga hokomaha ipurangi mā ngā mea kāore e āhei ana te haere ki ngā toa. 

Me aro ngā kaiwhakahaere kaimahi ki ngā ture.  

Kāore te COVID-19 e tuku ana i a tātou kia kaikiri ki te iwtanga a te tangata, i tana whenua ake, whenua tipu rānei.  

He tika āu kia taumaru ai koe i tō wāhi mahi – tae noa ki te whiwhi kākahu ārai mehe e hiahia ana koe.  

He tika āu ki te whai mōhiotanga mō te COVID-19 me ngā whakautu a te kāwanatanga, me pai hoki tō toro ki aua whakamāramatanga.     

Ki te kore tō nohoanga e taumaru, kimihia tonuhia he āwhina  Ehara i te mea me whakaaetia te patu tangata ki roto i te noho mohoao. Toro atu ki te Women’s Refuge, ki Shine, waea rānei ki ngā Pirihimana ki 111.  

Kei ō whakapānga ki ngā Pirihimana, he tika anō āu kia pai ai tā rātou kōrero tahi i a koe, me whakamōhio mai ngā mana a ngā Pirihimana, kia tika hoki tō toro ki aua tika ā-ture.  

Kia mahara ai koe, ki te mau Iia koe he ārai, e kore pea ētahi e mārama i ō kōrero, pēnei i te taringa ngoikore, hunga turī, tāngata kōrero ngutu rānei.