October 22, 2021 New Zealand will move to a new “traffic light rating” system to manage Covid-19 when the District Health Commission has vaccinated 90% of its eligible population.
One of Auckland’s three district health committees is migrating the region to the new Covid-19, as 70% of the population has not yet been fully vaccinated. Traffic light system announced today It may still be a while away.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said each Auckland DHB will move to the red setting of the Covid-19 protection framework as soon as at least 90% of its population is completely vaccinated against the virus.
Immunization rates in the three regions of Auckland differ significantly, with the highest in Auckland DHB and the lowest in Manukau DHB County.
In the Auckland DHB region, 91.6% to 92.2% of the population are vaccinated first and 77.3% are vaccinated second.
In the Waitematā DHB area, 89.5% to 89.7% of the population is vaccinated with the first vaccine and 72.4% is vaccinated with the second vaccine.
In the Manukau County area, 86.2% to 86.3% of the population are first vaccinated and 69.8% are second vaccinated.
The data were collated by suburban Herald with a suburban breakdown provided by the Ministry of Health.
Estimates are in the range (for example, Auckland’s first vaccination rate is 91.6-92.2%).
Red is used when the virus threatens the most vulnerable people and spreads in ways that can overwhelm the healthcare system.
Education is open, but public health measures require masks and have cap and physical distance requirements.
At the red level, people without a vaccine certificate are not allowed to eat in restaurants, attend gatherings of more than 10 people, or go to the gym.
Oakland will move to red when each of the three DHBs reaches the 90% goal.
“You are very close. Now you are only 16,000 vaccines away from all DHBs, reaching 90 percent on the first dose,” Ardan said.
When all other DHBs reach the 90% target, the rest of the country will turn orange.
Orange means there are no restrictions when using a vaccine certificate for hospitality, meetings and events.
If the vaccine certificate is not used, the restrictions apply.
Green has restrictions if no vaccine certificate is used for hospitality, meetings and events.
“It’s very easy. Any company that chooses to use a vaccine certificate can do business at any level,” Ardan said.
She broadly stated that the vaccine certificate system is primarily aimed at the hospitality and event businesses.
She said the settings were reviewed on November 29 and the South Island could move to a new system if all those DHBs had already achieved the 90% target.
A high level of protection limits the potential effects of the virus.
Ardan said the new framework is to make our lives as safe as possible.
The alert level system could be used if needed again, but required a new playbook in the context of vaccines. This is the signal system.
“There is no doubt that we will start over and move forward together safely,” he said.
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