With so many of us not driving our vehicles every day like they are used to, it pays to take a few simple steps to make sure they perform as expected on Day 1 after lockdown. Meet our own Harris Li, his Toyota and his driveway!
Because there is no community spread in Auckland, the people in our community who most need to be tested are those who have symptoms and are at higher risk of contracting COVID-19.
You are at higher risk if in the 14 days before your symptoms started:
● You were in contact with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19
● OR you travelled overseas
● OR you had direct contact with a person who has travelled overseas within the past 14 days (eg Customs and Immigration staff, staff at quarantine/isolation facilities)
● OR you worked on an international aircraft or shipping vessel
● OR you cleaned at an international airport or maritime port in areas/conveniences visited by international arrivals
How can I protect my whaanau?
Although we don’t have community cases of COVID-19 in Auckland it’s still important to be vigilant.
The same actions that protect you and your whaanau from COVID-19 will also keep you safe from the flu, colds, and other infectious diseases. Washing your hands continues to be one of the easiest ways to keep yourself safe. Continue to cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue, clean surfaces, and stay home if you’re sick.
For information on current Community-Based Assessment Centre (CBAC) opening hours, visit www.countiesmanukau.health.nz
Have you ever had a pest problem? I used to have a pet rat. They are smart, affectionate, clever little things. I'd never want to cause one unnecessary pain or suffering, which is why we've chosen to manage pests in our home with traps. It's not ideal, but it's better - and safer - than poison. I've done a little research on humane, effective vermin control during the wet months, when they like to come in from the cold. Take a look:
I'm working on a travel story for Stuff about the things that have surprised returning Kiwis about New Zealand. If you have recently returned from overseas or know someone who has, it would be great to hear about the things that have stood out for you, for better or for worse. Whether it's to do with the weather, the cost of things, the public transport, the food, the housing, the people or something else entirely, we'd be keen to hear about it. Please remember that your comment may be included in the article, unless you say you don't want it to be. Thank you.