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Stuff reported that a neighbour in a certain Hamilton street had organised a "community spirit" get together in driveways and on footpaths with drinks. One of them was a thoughtless and stupid woman who was quoted as saying; "Just now I threw a bag of raisins down another neighbour's driveway because she needed raisins, so we just share." This woman ought to know by now that the Covid-19 virus can, and does, live on surfaces of everything it lands on for up to 72 hours!!! Throwing or passing anything to anyone else outside of your bubble risks the health of others. You could so easily be sharing a death sentence in my view.
This week sees us all getting used to living at Alert Level 4. For this to work, we must all stick to the plan.
Stay home. It WILL save lives.
Let’s all remember why we are taking such extreme measures.
Staying home won’t always be easy. But the evidence tells us this is the best way to save the lives of other New Zealanders.
Finding our routines
It will take some time to build up new daily routines. That’s to be expected. We all need to be gentle with ourselves, and accept that things could be difficult for a while as we learn to adjust.
Looking after ourselves and others
Don’t forget to take time to look after yourself, and also to check-in on others. Asking someone how they are feeling is a good way to connect and show that you care.
We all need to stick to the plan
For this to work, and the effort we are all making to be worth it, we all need to stick to the plan, all the time. No exceptions.
Don’t move around
The virus is spread by us. So we all need to avoid moving around as much as possible. If you do go out for exercise or to get essential supplies, stay local. This is incredibly important. Don’t move between different areas.
Thank you for doing your bit
A massive thank you to everyone for working so hard to slow the spread of COVID-19. Together, we can and will save lives.
If you need help knowing what to do, visit covid19.govt.nz.
Neighbourly is quickly becoming an essential way to connect with your neighbours and community during self-isolation. Check-in on the vulnerable around you, and if you have extra supplies or some essentials someone in your neighbourhood needs, you can drop it at their door.
Need help or can you support someone in need?
Reach out to your Neighbours here now.