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  #2444553 23-Mar-2020 14:39
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This is the thing what is an essential service , what does it cover there is a lot of grey area surrounding this. Some of the product we manufacture is for the hospital so does that me we can keep our production facility running ??.





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  #2444554 23-Mar-2020 14:39
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I think we are lucky to be in a country that can implement level 4 type restrictions quickly and uniformly.   Unlike the USA.


 
 
 
 


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  #2444558 23-Mar-2020 14:43
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A reminder to anyone with pets and livestock. Make sure you have adequate food on hand.

We are still in drought in many areas, so hay, silage etc required. Cats and dogs etc also need food.





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  #2444559 23-Mar-2020 14:44
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Batman:

 

is postal/courier services continuing or stopping 4 weeks?

 

 

From the Covid 19 information sheet, "Health services, emergency services, utilities and goods transport, and other essential services are expected to remain up and running at all stages."

 

I would image Courier remains under "goods transport".  Remains to be seen, however.




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  #2444560 23-Mar-2020 14:45
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JaseNZ:

 

This is the thing what is an essential service , what does it cover there is a lot of grey area surrounding this. Some of the product we manufacture is for the hospital so does that me we can keep our production facility running ??.

 

 

i have so many questions. 

 

postal / courier

 

have a friend trying to leave country

 

 





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  #2444562 23-Mar-2020 14:47
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wazzageek:

 

Batman:

 

is postal/courier services continuing or stopping 4 weeks?

 

 

From the Covid 19 information sheet, "Health services, emergency services, utilities and goods transport, and other essential services are expected to remain up and running at all stages."

 

I would image Courier remains under "goods transport".  Remains to be seen, however.

 

 

imagine if someone starts a local Amazon of things ... i think it's called trademe unfortunately

 

so you can trade goods on trademe (or your online store)





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  #2444563 23-Mar-2020 14:47
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Does food delivery services like UberEats stay open?


 
 
 
 


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  #2444565 23-Mar-2020 14:47
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Batman:

 

is postal/courier services continuing or stopping 4 weeks?

 

 

 

 

I assumed they would be under "essential" service?

 

 

Yeah, can't have people miss out on that $1.95 acrylic LED remote caddy from Wish.

 

 

I really don't think it's that essential any more. Dropping to once a week or even once a fortnight to reduce risk would be fine by me. Or hold everything for a week to reduce chances of live culture on envelopes/whatever to keep the posties safe.

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  #2444567 23-Mar-2020 14:49
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Press release:

 

 

  • New Zealand moved up to COVID-19 Alert Level 3 – Restrict
  • New Zealand to move up to COVID-19 Alert Level 4 – Eliminate, in 48 hours
  • Two-staged approach to give people and businesses time to prepare

 Level 3, from tomorrow

 

  • Non-essential businesses must close
  • All events and gatherings must be cancelled
  • Schools will only open for children of essential workers. They will close completely when we move to Level 4
  • Workplaces must implement alternative working with everyone who can to work from home
  • No discretionary domestic air travel between regions
  • Public transport for people undertaking essential services and transport of freight only

New Zealand has moved up to COVID-19 Alert Level 3 – Restrict, for the next 48 hours before moving into Level 4 – Eliminate, as New Zealand escalates its response to stop the virus in its tracks, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today.

 

 “Due to the early and strong steps we’ve taken, New Zealand is fortunate not to be as hard-hit by the virus as other countries but the trajectory is clear. We are under attack like the rest of the world and must unite to stop the worst from happening here,” Jacinda Ardern said.

 

 “If community transmission takes off in New Zealand the number of cases will double every five days. If that happens unchecked, our health system will be inundated, and thousands of New Zealanders will die.

 

 “Together we can stop that from happening and our plan is simple. We can stop the spread by staying home and reducing contact.

 

 “Moving to Level 3, then 4, will place the most significant restrictions on our people in modern history but they are a necessary sacrifice to save lives.

 

 “At Level 3, we are asking non-essential businesses to close. This includes bars, restaurants, cafes, gyms, cinemas, pools, museums, libraries and other places where people gather together.

 

 “Essential services will remain open, such as supermarkets, banks, GPs, pharmacies, service stations, couriers and other important frontline service providers. 

 

 “Gatherings, indoors or out, and of any shape or size, must be cancelled. This means weddings, birthday celebrations and other gatherings.

 

 “Workplaces should have everyone working from home. Essential services will stay open at every level, but must put in place alternative ways of working including physical distancing of staff of two metres.

 

 “Schools will be closed from tomorrow, except to children of essential workers who still need to go to work each day including doctors, nurses, ambulance drivers and police. This will be temporary, and schools will close entirely from midnight Wednesday.

 

 “The school term break will be brought forward. For the remainder of this week and through the term break schools will establish ways to deliver teaching online and remotely as quickly as they can.

 

 “Public transport and regional air travel is restricted to those involved in essential services and freight, with domestic air travel permitted in some cases for people to leave the country and to get home to self-isolate. Private travel is allowed.

 

 “I say to all New Zealanders: The Government will do all it can to protect you. Now I’m asking you to do everything you can to protect all of us. Kiwis – go home.

 

 “Today, get your neighbour’s phone number, set up a community group chat, get your gear to work from home, cancel social gatherings of any size or shape, prepare to walk around the block while keeping a two-metre distance between you.

 

 “If in doubt, don’t go out.

 

 “These measures will be in place for four weeks at this point.

 

 “New Zealand is fighting an unprecedented global pandemic and it will take a collective effort of every single New Zealander doing the right thing to give us our best shot at curtailing community outbreak,” Jacinda Ardern said.

 

 Further details available at www.covid19.govt.nz

 





 

 

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  #2444569 23-Mar-2020 14:50
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No Roadblocks to stop people moving around the country...

 

 

Indeed. I don't know how the lockdown will be enforced apart from obviously employers and schools will close their doors. I understand the supermarkets are staying open so people will be allowed to have some movement for legitimate purposes. But people will be taking advantage of this and it would be very hard for police to figure out who is who unless they attempt to stop everybody.


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  #2444573 23-Mar-2020 14:56
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jeeg:

 

Does food delivery services like UberEats stay open?

 

 

 

 

Id like to know this two. She mentioned takeaway shops needing to close down. With the 2 meter distance rule i'm not sure how deliveries will be allowed.





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  #2444574 23-Mar-2020 14:57
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Geektastic: A reminder to anyone with pets and livestock. Make sure you have adequate food on hand.

We are still in drought in many areas, so hay, silage etc required. Cats and dogs etc also need food.

 

Great point

 

 





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  #2444578 23-Mar-2020 15:01
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Geektastic: A reminder to anyone with pets and livestock. Make sure you have adequate food on hand.

We are still in drought in many areas, so hay, silage etc required. Cats and dogs etc also need food.


@Geektastic panic buyers have been stockpiling pet food as well, it seems.

Wife has managed to grab a couple of rolls of dog food from a supermarket today though, thankfully.




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  #2444580 23-Mar-2020 15:03
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There will be real panic buying now, you thought it was bad before it will get worse yet.





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  #2444583 23-Mar-2020 15:12
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This a terrible thing to say - but I guess this will sort out the meth addicts from the "occasional users who think they have it under control".

 

I don't know anything about supply/distribution - but I'd be surprised if there aren't some serious problems about to unfold due to difficulty to obtain supply, price hikes, and a shortage of cash to pay the market price.


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