When does Auckland move into the Covid Protection Framework?

S Clark made this Official Information request to Chris Hipkins

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From: S Clark

Dear Chris Hipkins,

When the 3 Auckland DHBs each reach 90% of the eligible population having had their 2nd dose of vaccine, will Auckland move to the Covid Protection Framework, or will that move occur 2 weeks later when the 90% are "fully immunised"?

e.g. If Auckland, Waitemata, and Counties Manukau have all reached the 90% 2nd dose target on 1st December, will they move to the Covid Protection Framework then or will it be 2 weeks later on the 15th?

Yours faithfully,
S Clark

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From: C Hipkins (MIN)
Chris Hipkins

Kia ora


Thank you for taking the time to write to Hon Chris Hipkins, Minister for
COVID-19 Response, Minister of Education, Minister for the Public Sector
and Leader of the House.

We are receiving a significant amount of correspondence at the moment and,
although your email will be carefully considered and noted, it is not
possible to respond to each individual email. However, please note that
this is an automatic response and we will endeavour to respond to your
individual queries as soon as we can.

You can find the latest information and guidance about Alert Levels at
The locations of interest are set out
at [2]https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/dise...
encourage anyone who has been at one of the locations of interest at the
time specified to self-isolate and call Healthline on 0800 358 5453. You
can find the nearest testing centre to you
at [3]https://www.healthpoint.co.nz/covid-19/.

We appreciate that this is a challenging time. If you need to talk, you
can call or text 1737 at any time. Mental health and wellbeing resources
are also available
at [4]https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/dise...
about the financial support available to individuals and businesses can be
found at [5]https://covid19.govt.nz/business-and-mon....

We also understand that there are several other aspects to the response
that are very important to people. You can find more information about:

o Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ)
at [6]https://www.miq.govt.nz/, including how to request an emergency
at [7]https://www.miq.govt.nz/travel-to-new-ze...
make a complaint or request a review of your application by
emailing [8]https://www.miq.govt.nz/about/contact-us....
o Travel with Australia
at [9]https://covid19.govt.nz/travel/quarantin...
you are in Australia, please register
at [10]https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/ and if it is an emergency,
contact the Consulate on +64 99 20 20 20.
o Vaccines at [11]https://covid19.govt.nz/covid-19-vaccines/, including
how to book your vaccine
at [12]https://bookmyvaccine.covid19.health.nz/... by calling 0800 28
29 26.
o Vaccine data and statistics
at [13]https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/dise...
Medsafe’s vaccine safety monitoring reports
at [14]https://www.medsafe.govt.nz/COVID-19/vac...
o The Government’s plan to reconnect New Zealand with the rest of the
at [16]https://covid19.govt.nz/reconnecting-new....

Please remember to take care, and be kind. We have beaten COVID-19 before,
and we can do it again.

Ngā mihi,

Office of Hon Chris Hipkins

Minister for COVID-19 Response | Minister of Education | Minister for the
Public Sector | Leader of the House | MP for Remutaka

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From: Erin Sampson

Kia ora S Clark,

Final decisions about the transition to the COVID-19 Transition Framework have not yet been taken and will be announced publically when they are, although the Prime Minister has publically stated that it is Cabinet's expectation that on November 29, Auckland will have hit 90 percent double dose, and could shift into the traffic light framework.

Under section 28(3) of the Act, you have the right to ask the Ombudsman to review any decisions made under this request. The Ombudsman may be contacted by email at: [email address] or by calling 0800 802 602.

Noho ora mai | Stay well

Erin Sampson (he/him) | Private Secretary, COVID-19 Response
Office of Hon Chris Hipkins
Minister for COVID-19 Response

Final decisions about the timing for the CPF, etc, have not yet been made and will be announced once they have been. The Prime Minister has indicated that Cabinet will consider progress towards the 90% target on 29 November and will make further announcements about the timing for CPF after that.

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