Covid-19 Delta outbreak: the Vaccine Passport app will be available in just one month

12 new community cases of Covid-19 were announced Monday by PM Jacinda Ardern, a self-isolation test for international travelers and to revive the CSR travel bubble for the Pacific. Video / New Zealand Herald

A new vaccine passport being developed by health officials will come in the form of an app that people can download in just one month.

Passports are expected to be available in early November, Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson said, and more details will be announced in the coming weeks.

Speaking to Three’s AM Show this morning, Robertson confirmed that a vaccine passport will be available in just a month and people can download it to their phones.

The app is managed by officials from the Ministry of Health who work with private providers to develop it.

Work is also underway on what an alert level preview would look like with a vaccine passport in the mix.

The news comes as Auckland has now enjoyed a week of easing lockdown restrictions to Alert Level 3 – though officials continue to urge city residents to remember the lockdown rules.

Robertson told TVNZ’s Breakfast that the technology around vaccine certification is being developed with members of the business sector – for example, people would be required to provide proof of future vaccinations when attending a concert or to an event. may need to be accepted.

People turn to the Henderson vaccination center in west Auckland.  Photo / Dean Purcell
People turn to the Henderson vaccination center in west Auckland. Photo / Dean Purcell

The government continued to aim for the country to return to Alert Level 1, when there would be no limit on the number of people in incidents as there would be a relatively normal life.

“When you are in a global pandemic, being certain that everyone wants is very difficult,” he told the AM show.

Getting people vaccinated was always a big part of the toolbox and one that is still being pushed to help New Zealand beat Covid again.

“We want to keep pushing 90%, keep moving forward and open up a full range of options for Delta for ourselves. “

Where to get vaccinated in Auckland – without reservation

Public health officials remained confident about the current state of the outbreak in Auckland, with the Deputy Prime Minister telling Breakfast that many of the reported cases were national contacts.

“We are positive about the direction of travel, but as we said before, there is a long line with Delta and that is what we are going through at the moment.”

Government will not make vaccination mandatory

The government has also assured that it will not make vaccination compulsory. If you don’t want to be vaccinated, you don’t need it.

“The idea that we would go for compulsory vaccination makes me think New Zealand is ahead in this regard.”

A worker at the Te Vanou o Vapeira Trust COVID testing station in Henderson, west Auckland.  Photo / Dean Purcell
A worker at the Te Vanou o Vapeira Trust COVID testing station in Henderson, west Auckland. Photo / Dean Purcell

New Zealand was doing pretty well without the mandatory vaccination rule.

Robertson acknowledged that a mandatory vaccination rule would be very unpopular among the Kiwis and pose human rights concerns.

Ways to increase vaccination rates will include initiatives already seen in the community – including new vaccination buses and vaccination centers run by Maori and Pasifikas – as well as ordinary people helping family members who are currently too hesitant to receive the vaccine.

“I think this is where each of us has a responsibility,” he said.

“Sit down and have a conversation with this person in our life who is probably a little hesitant… who is a little worried and a little confused about some information.

“Each of us has the chance to be a vaccine hero and to get out there and talk. This is how we get there.

place of interest

At the same time, the number of places of interest issued by the authorities has dropped considerably in recent weeks.

However, the days when people infected with the virus visited various stores, supermarkets, gas stations, laundromats and pharmacies show that infected members of the public have been outside and even in the past four days.

The Department of Health did not release any new places of interest around Auckland this morning.

The list was last updated yesterday afternoon, when a convenience store in downtown Auckland was identified as a place of interest.

NOT. 77 Convenience store, Victoria Street WestAt 103 Victoria St West in Auckland’s CBD, has been identified as a place of interest after one person was in the area for six hours on Thursday, September 16.

The affected time is between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Earlier today, the Mobil Glen Inns gas station at 292 Apirana Avenue was identified between 1:35 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. on Saturday, September 11 after someone was diagnosed with Covid.

According to Location Trips, the last person with COVID-19 to be taken out of the community was Friday, four days ago.

had a member of the public infected Chemist warehouse Between 1:13 p.m. and 1:43 p.m. at Westfield Manukau Shopping Center, 5 Putney Way.

The Ministry of Health updates its Places of Interest page on its website every day at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. or 10 p.m.

Health officials continue to urge people to check the website regularly to make sure they have not been to a place of interest, especially if they are an essential worker.

Earlier the same day, a person with covid was shopping mangee malli countdown Supermarket, in downtown Mangere, from 11:58 am to 12:18 pm.

Anyone who was with the pharmacist that day is urged to stay home and get tested immediately.

Anyone who was at the supermarket at that time, that day, is urged to monitor their health for any symptoms of COVID for 14 days after that visit to the supermarket.

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