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Alert Level 4 - COVID-19

We are currently at Alert level 4.

We need to 'Unite against COVID-19'. Go to to find out the latest information on COVID-19.

Urgent Welfare needs:

If you can’t access food or essential items yourself or with the help of whānau, friends, iwi, neighbours or community providers, there is urgent assistance available.

If you are not eligible for support from Work and Income and you don’t have a way to access essential supplies yourself, you can contact us through 0800 50 50 75 (Press 1 for Nelson City or 2 for Tasman).

Latest media releases from Nelson Tasman Civil Defence Emergency Management:

Fire ban put in place to reduce demand on emergency services - 1 April 2020 

Phone numbers for urgent Nelson Tasman welfare needs - 27 March 2020


For more information about the alert levels - go to

To find out which essential services will still be operating during level 4, please go to

If you have any concerns or questions about welfare, then please read the COVID-19 Welfare factsheet.

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Fire ban to be put in place to limit possible demands on the fire service


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