As your community organisation, ORCA is offering the following assistance during the coming Level Four countrywide lockdown. We want to ensure that everyone residing at Onemana over the period is safe and well supported. Living amongst our community is a number of people with specialist skills and
knowledge that if required, can provide necessary assistance. Therefore if you need ANY support or assistance, and we stress ANY, then we have a single of point of contact you can use. Simply either telephone or text 0274 839 426 or you can email
Your request for assistance will be responded to and then passed on to one of your ORCA Committee members to action. Whether you simply require someone to talk to, you would like some shopping collected, the cat is stuck up a tree or whatever – please do not hesitate to make contact. Also if you are
aware of someone who is maybe vulnerable, then please let us know and make contact with that person.
Level 4 is very clear – we have to stay home and only mix with those of our own household. Walks and exercising can be undertaken but the two-metre rule must be applied when coming in contact with others who maybe out doing the same thing.
We do have people within our community providing essential services so you will see these neighbours coming and going over the lockdown period. Also if anyone outside of our Committee can offer any
assistance, we would love to hear from you to. And if anyone has any good ideas or activities to help pass the time during this period we would be happy to share those.
Our final message – our community comprises of many elderly residents and this is the section that is at greatest risk. So please take care, think of yours own safety, that of your family and your wider community. Remember for any assistance at all please give us a call or make contact. We look forward
to beating this and returning to normality at the earliest opportunity.
Your ORCA Committee.
Covid – 19 Information and updates.
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.