I was thinking more in terms of double jabbed/-ve test if you want to travel to SI. Very easy to implement that.
You might as well make NI border free. It's not going to make much difference in the long run and the numbers will just ramp up quicker that's all. They are going to be high in any case.
The trouble is our poorly functional hospitals that haven't been given much love for the last 18 months nor seen much of the billions we handed out to people.
To be fair the Hospital situation has been decades in the making and pretty apolitical.
Fiscally responsible hand wringing, and everyone prefers tax cuts.
Training of trades and nurses seems to have not been a long term priority.
You can buy nurses in, sure, but then you compete with rest of the world.
A review of housing costs in Auckland ( Now all major cities ) compared with income,
and how staff are treated re parking/transport etc. Might blunt interest for those in high demand.
It may not sound like a most liveable country,
to be furthest away from rest of family.
In a pandemic some are going to be wondering if its a short term plan kicked the curb once over.
Yeh the whole 'shovel ready' thing had money sent to many of the wrong places.