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Alert Level 2 - COVID-19

Alert Level 2

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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).

This helpline is available from 7.00am - 7.00pm Monday – Friday, and 9.00am - 5.00pm Saturday/Sunday.

Latest media releases from Nelson Tasman Civil Defence Emergency Management:

Fire ban to be lifted following the shift to COVID-19 Alert Level 3 - 27 April 2020

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

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

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