This page has been set up to give you the latest council and community updates and any affected services as a result of COVID-19
Which council services are still operating?
As of Tuesday 9 June, New Zealand is in Level 1 which means all council services are operating without restrictions.
We will continue to provide a QR code at the entrance to our council buildings to help you keep a digital diary of where you have been, however, we no longer require you to sign-in to access our services, such as the library.
We will continue to provide hand sanitiser and encourage you to use it as we enter the cold and flu season.
What can I do to support local businesses?
Carterton has already been doing a fantastic job of supporting our local businesses. We know some of them will continue to feel the effects of Covid-19 for quite some time, so it’s important we keep putting our money where our heart is – in Carterton!
For Carterton businesses seeking support – you may be eligible for a one-off small business grant. Visit https://cdc.govt.nz/your-distr…/community/community-funding/ to apply.
What are the Golden Rules of Alert Level 1?
The Golden Rules for everyone at Alert Level 1
- If you’re sick, stay home. Don’t go to work or school. Don’t socialise.
- If you have cold or flu symptoms call your doctor or Healthline and make sure you get tested.
- Wash your hands. Wash your hands. Wash your hands.
- Sneeze and cough into your elbow, and regularly disinfect shared surfaces.
- If you are told by health authorities to self-isolate you must do so immediately.
- If you’re concerned about your wellbeing or have underlying health conditions, work with your GP to understand how best to stay healthy.
- Keep track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen to help contact tracing if needed. Use the NZ COVID Tracer app as a handy way of doing this.
- Businesses should help people keep track of their movements by displaying the Ministry of Health QR Code for contact tracing.
- Stay vigilant. There is still a global pandemic going on. People and businesses should be prepared to act fast to step up Alert Levels if we have to.
- People will have had different experiences over the last couple of months. Whatever you’re feeling — it’s okay. Be kind to others. Be kind to yourself.
Where do I find reliable, up to date information about COVID-19?
Your reliable sources of truth can be found at:
Sources of official information are:
- Latest updates: govt.nz/latest-updates
- Frequently asked questions:govt.nz/#faqs
- Staying at home: covid19.govt.nz/individuals-and-households/health-and-wellbeing/staying-at-home-and-self-isolation
- Looking after others: govt.nz/how-were-uniting/looking-after-others
- Financial support: govt.nz/government-actions/financial-support
- Community groups and volunteers: covid19.govt.nz/communities/groups/volunteering/
- List of essential businesses:govt.nz/government-actions/covid-19-alert-level/essential-businesses
- Public transport: org.nz/our-metlink-journey/covid-19-important-information
- Ministry of Health: health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus
- Ministry of Education: education.govt.nz/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-3/
- Wellington Regional Emergency Management Office WREMO: wremo.nz
- Government Unite Against COVID-19 Facebook page:com/UniteAgainstCovid19