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Undetected community transmission

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From: Ryan Potts

Dear Jacinda Ardern,

Please disclose any advice and reports you have received concerning the possibility of undetected community transmission of Covid-19 in New Zealand since February 2020.

Yours faithfully,

Ryan Potts

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From: Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern

Kia ora

 

Thank you for taking the time to get in touch with Prime Minister Jacinda
Ardern.

 

If you are writing about an issue relating to COVID-19, mental health,
Immigration, housing or benefit assistance, here's a list of links that
you might find helpful:

 

 

For queries around Managed Isolation availability  and/or exemptions:
miq.govt.nz

 

If you are overseas and need assistance please contact your nearest New
Zealand Embassy or Consulate. Contact details are listed in each
destination page on the SafeTravel website: 
[1]https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/news/covi...
  . For urgent consular assistance after-hours please contact +64 99 20 20
20 (monitored 24 hours a day).

 

For immigration and visa advice: contact the call centre which is open 
6:00am Monday to midnight on Saturday (NZT).
[2]https://www.immigration.govt.nz/contact  

 

For urgent housing or benefit enquiries:

∙             Call 0800 559 009 (for under 65)

∙             Call 0800 552 002 (for over 65)

 

If you need treatment or support for your health or wellbeing, the
following options are available.

 

Healthline – You can call Healthline for health advice on freephone 0800
611 116 at any time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Healthline staff
can advise you on the best thing to do in your situation, including which
services are near you and open.

 

1737 – If you need to talk to someone about how you are feeling, you can
call or text 1737 for free at any time to talk to a trained counsellor.

 

Mental health crisis teams – If you are concerned that someone is going to
hurt themselves or someone else, you can call your local mental health
crisis team. A full list of numbers is available here:
[3]www.health.govt.nz/your-health/services-and-support/health-care-services/mental-health-services/crisis-assessment-teams

 

For Police assistance In an emergency call 111.

For everything else use 105.

You can also make a report online at 105.police.govt.nz 

 

We hope that one of the above links helps answer your question, if not we
will try to get back to you as soon as possible.

Thank you again

 

 

Office of the Prime Minister

 

 

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From: Arna Thornton

Dear Ryan Potts

I am writing on behalf of the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, to acknowledge receipt of your Official Information request.

Your request will be responded to under the provisions of the Official Information Act 1982.

Yours sincerely

Arna Thornton
Office of the Prime Minister

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From: J Ardern (MIN)
Jacinda Ardern

Kia ora Ryan

 

Thank you for your Official Information Act request of 23 February 2021,
your request was for:

“any advice and reports you have received concerning the possibility of
undetected community transmission of Covid-19 in New Zealand since
February 2020."

This Office holds a large volume of advice and reporting relating to
COVID-19, and this reporting will in part relate to the risk of possible
community transmission. As such, I believe it would require a significant
amount of time on to research and collate material relevant to your
request.

 

I am emailing at this stage to see if you would be willing to refine your
request, perhaps by specifying search terms that would reduce the volume
of information we would need to search through, identifying the source of
the reports/advice you are interest in, or by a narrow timeframe for which
documents may be received?

 

If you are going to refine your request, please get back to us by
Wednesday 10 March 2021 . If we have not heard from you by this date, we
will consider your request as it is currently framed, and it is likely to
be declined under section 18(f) of the Official Information Act 1982. You
can contact us by return email to: [1][email address].

 

Ngâ mihi

 

Private Secretary (Executive Support)

Office of the Prime Minister

Authorised by Rt. Hon Jacinda Ardern MP, Parliament Buildings, Wellington

 

 

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From: Ryan Potts

To whom it may concern,

Thank you for the opportunity to refine my request. I propose the timeframe of 14 February-5 March 2021.

I’m seeking any offical reports or briefing material that include reference to the subject of undetected community transmission, particularly in relation to the “Valentine’s Day” cluster.

Yours sincerely,

Ryan Potts

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From: Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern

Kia ora

 

Thank you for taking the time to get in touch with Prime Minister Jacinda
Ardern.

 

If you are writing about an issue relating to COVID-19, mental health,
Immigration, housing or benefit assistance, here's a list of links that
you might find helpful:

 

 

For queries around Managed Isolation availability  and/or exemptions:
miq.govt.nz

 

If you are overseas and need assistance please contact your nearest New
Zealand Embassy or Consulate. Contact details are listed in each
destination page on the SafeTravel website: 
[1]https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/news/covi...
  . For urgent consular assistance after-hours please contact +64 99 20 20
20 (monitored 24 hours a day).

 

For immigration and visa advice: contact the call centre which is open 
6:00am Monday to midnight on Saturday (NZT).
[2]https://www.immigration.govt.nz/contact  

 

For urgent housing or benefit enquiries:

∙             Call 0800 559 009 (for under 65)

∙             Call 0800 552 002 (for over 65)

 

If you need treatment or support for your health or wellbeing, the
following options are available.

 

Healthline – You can call Healthline for health advice on freephone 0800
611 116 at any time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Healthline staff
can advise you on the best thing to do in your situation, including which
services are near you and open.

 

1737 – If you need to talk to someone about how you are feeling, you can
call or text 1737 for free at any time to talk to a trained counsellor.

 

Mental health crisis teams – If you are concerned that someone is going to
hurt themselves or someone else, you can call your local mental health
crisis team. A full list of numbers is available here:
[3]www.health.govt.nz/your-health/services-and-support/health-care-services/mental-health-services/crisis-assessment-teams

 

For Police assistance In an emergency call 111.

For everything else use 105.

You can also make a report online at 105.police.govt.nz 

 

We hope that one of the above links helps answer your question, if not we
will try to get back to you as soon as possible.

Thank you again

 

 

Office of the Prime Minister

 

 

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From: J Ardern (MIN)
Jacinda Ardern

Tēnā koe

Thank you for your email of 9 March 2021 refining your OIA request, we appreciate you taking the time to clarify this.

Can I please confirm if you are requesting information from the Prime Minister and her Office, or are you seeking information that the Government holds in general in relation to the subject of undetected community transmission, in particular in relation to the Valentines day cluster?

Ngā mihi

Private Secretary (Executive Support)
Office of the Prime Minister
Authorised by Rt. Hon Jacinda Ardern MP, Parliament Buildings, Wellington

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From: Ryan Potts

To whom it may concern,

I’m specifically asking for information provided to the Prime Minister’s Office.

Yours sincerely,

Ryan Potts

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From: Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern

Kia ora

 

Thank you for taking the time to get in touch with Prime Minister Jacinda
Ardern.

 

If you are writing about an issue relating to COVID-19, mental health,
Immigration, housing or benefit assistance, here's a list of links that
you might find helpful:

 

 

For queries around Managed Isolation availability  and/or exemptions:
miq.govt.nz

 

If you are overseas and need assistance please contact your nearest New
Zealand Embassy or Consulate. Contact details are listed in each
destination page on the SafeTravel website: 
[1]https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/news/covi...
  . For urgent consular assistance after-hours please contact +64 99 20 20
20 (monitored 24 hours a day).

 

For immigration and visa advice: contact the call centre which is open 
6:00am Monday to midnight on Saturday (NZT).
[2]https://www.immigration.govt.nz/contact  

 

For urgent housing or benefit enquiries:

∙             Call 0800 559 009 (for under 65)

∙             Call 0800 552 002 (for over 65)

 

If you need treatment or support for your health or wellbeing, the
following options are available.

 

Healthline – You can call Healthline for health advice on freephone 0800
611 116 at any time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Healthline staff
can advise you on the best thing to do in your situation, including which
services are near you and open.

 

1737 – If you need to talk to someone about how you are feeling, you can
call or text 1737 for free at any time to talk to a trained counsellor.

 

Mental health crisis teams – If you are concerned that someone is going to
hurt themselves or someone else, you can call your local mental health
crisis team. A full list of numbers is available here:
[3]www.health.govt.nz/your-health/services-and-support/health-care-services/mental-health-services/crisis-assessment-teams

 

For Police assistance In an emergency call 111.

For everything else use 105.

You can also make a report online at 105.police.govt.nz 

 

We hope that one of the above links helps answer your question, if not we
will try to get back to you as soon as possible.

Thank you again

 

 

Office of the Prime Minister

 

 

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From: J Ardern (MIN)
Jacinda Ardern


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On behalf of Raj Nahna, I attach a letter in response to your OIA request.

 

Ngā mihi

 

Private Secretary (Executive Support)

Office of the Prime Minister

Authorised by Rt. Hon Jacinda Ardern MP, Parliament Buildings, Wellington

 

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Jacinda Ardern


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Kia ora

Thank you for your request for official information received 23 March 2021
for:

"I'm seeking any officials reports or briefing material that include
reference to the subject of undetected community transmission,
particularly in relation to the "Valentine's Day" cluster"

The Ministry's reference number for your request is: H202103376.

As required under the Official Information Act 1982 we will endeavour to
respond to your request no later than 22 April 2021, being 20 working days
after the day your request was received.  

If we are unable to respond to your request within this time frame, we
will notify you of an extension of that time frame.

If you have any queries related to this request, please do not hesitate to
get in touch.

Ngā mihi

OIA Services
Government Services
Office of the Director-General
Ministry of Health
E: [email address]

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From: Haylee Isaacs

Kia ora Mr Potts

Thank you for your email of 9 March 2021 to the office of the Prime Minister, Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, of 2021 in which you submitted the following Official Information Act request:

- "any offical reports or briefing material that include reference to the subject of undetected community transmission, particularly in relation to the “Valentine’s Day” cluster".

Your request was transferred to this office on 23 March 2021. Pursuant to section 15 (1) of the Act we will endeavour to respond to your request as soon as possible, and no later than 22 April 2021 being 20 working days after the day your request was received by this office. If we are unable to respond to your request within this timeframe, we will notify you of an extension of that timeframe.

If you have any queries related to this request, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Ngā mihi

Haylee Isaacs | Private Secretary
Office of Hon Chris Hipkins
Minister for COVID-19 Response | Minister of Education | Minister of the Public Service | Leader of the House
Parliament Buildings, Private Bag 18041, Wellington 6160, New Zealand

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From: Haylee Isaacs

Kia ora Mr Potts

Thank you for your request under the Official Information Act 1982 (the Act) which was transferred from the Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern on 23 March 2021 for:

- Any official reports or briefing material that include reference to the subject of undetected community transmission, particularly in relation to the “Valentine’s Day” cluster."

I understand that your request was also transferred to the Ministry of Health (the Ministry) for a response. This office has been unable to identify any additional information to what will be provided in the Ministry's response. You can expect a response from the Ministry as soon as reasonably practicable in accordance with the Act.

Under section 23(3) of the Act, you have the right to ask the Ombudsman to review any decisions made under this request."

Haylee Isaacs | Private Secretary
Office of Hon Chris Hipkins
Minister for COVID-19 Response | Minister of Education | Minister for the Public Service | Leader of the House
Parliament Buildings, Private Bag 18041, Wellington 6160, New Zealand

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Kia ora

Please find attached a letter regarding your request for official
information.

 

Ngā mihi

 

OIA Services

Government Services

Office of the Director-General

Ministry of Health

E: [email address]

 

 

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