Wairarapa is at Alert Level 1.
For more information visit the Unite Against Covid-19 Website.
- Continue contact tracing.
- If you’re sick, stay home.
Council services – here’s what to expect:
Continuing as normal:
- Water treatment
- Wastewater treatment
- Water testing
- Kerbside rubbish collection
- Kerbside recycling collection in urban areas
Under Level 1:
- Council offices – will be open from 9am – 4pm weekdays. Cash will be accepted and payments can also be made via the website, through online banking and direct debits instead.
- Library – open normal hours.
- Wairarapa Archives are available for remote enquiries only. Enquiries can be made by calling 06 370 6311 or by emailing [email protected].
- Swimming pools and the recreation centre are open, you can visit their website for more information. You will need to maintain physical distancing.
- Community halls remain open.
- Playgrounds remain open.
- Public toilets remain open, with extra cleaning.
- Transfer stations throughout Wairarapa are open to all public users with general waste, recycling and green waste.
Parks and sportsfields:
- Parks and sportsfields are open to use.
- Provision of LIMs, PIMs and the processing of building and planning consents.
- Building inspections will be carried out with strict hygiene protocols.
- Advice is available for landowners and planning work.
- Roading maintenance and repair will continue, and planned construction work will resume.
- Animal and Environmental Health-related calls, including dog control and noise complaints, will be actioned.
Official Sources of Information
If you can’t get essentials like food or medicine and don’t have a family member or friend that can help, you can call the Wairarapa COVID-19 Helpline on 0800 239 247.
Latest updates: covid19.govt.nz/updates-and-resources/latest-updates/
Mental Wellbeing: covid19.govt.nz/wellbeing/mental-wellbeing/where-to-go-for-help/
Financial support: covid19.govt.nz/jobs-and-training/financial-support/
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
Wairarapa COVID-19 Updates page: facebook.com/COVID19Wairarapa