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17 August 2021

17 August 2021
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Kia ora                                                   

With the Prime Minister’s announcement that New Zealand will return to COVID-19 Alert Level 4 from 11.59pm tonight, we understand that this news is likely to cause many feelings of disappointment, concern and anxiety.

The good news is… we have been here before and we know what to do to help continue to protect people in our community!

Due to the alert level change, we wish to confirm that all of our Family Works services and Enliven programmes, throughout our region (including; Nelson/Marlborough, West Coast, Christchurch & Canterbury, Ashburton), are now suspended until further notice. We will provide more updates on our service during ‘Alert Level 4’ at 10.30am tomorrow, Tuesday 18th August.

In the meantime, here are some helpful tips for “keeping yourself well”;

  • Stick to your routine. Try to go to sleep and wake up at the same time, eat at regular times, shower, change clothes, exercise, have regular ‘catch ups’ with friends over the phone or online. This will help you manage your days and adjust more easily when things return to normal.
  • Keep active! There are lots of things you can do from the comfort of home including; catching up on movies/tv series, reading, puzzles, yoga or walking in your back yard. The options are endless!
  • Stay socially connected! Keep in regular touch with family and friends. You can phone or use the internet – video chat is a great way to stay connected.
  • Learn something new! Take this opportunity to learn a new skill, perhaps you enjoy photography or always wanted to learn to bake.
  • Take a moment for yourself! Switch off from the world and listen to your favourite song, read a book, enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and watch the birds in the trees. It is amazing how good it feels to sit back and enjoy some quiet time to relax and unwind.

We thank you for your patience and support during this time.

Kia kaha – take care and keep safe!


Ngā mihi nui

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