The change from Alert level 4 to Alert level 3 sees little change to how Whānau Āwhina Plunket services will be provided to support to tamariki and whānau. Well Child Tamariki Ora services will continue to be delivered virtually, to minimise transmission and support the wider health system COVID-19 effort, until restrictions ease and Plunket is able to resume ‘in person visits’. There may be a slight change for whānau with tamariki enrolled in one of Plunket’s Early Childhood Centres (ECEs).
Since the 1st April, the Student Volunteer Army (SVA) has been working with New World supermarkets, Hyundai New Zealand and Z Energy to ensure those who find it harder to get their groceries (such as the over 65’s & the medically vulnerable) are supported, through the SVA online shop & volunteer delivery service (www. shop. sva.
Plunket has launched a prioritised virtual service to ensure it can continue to support whānau following the Government’s move to raise the COVID-19 Alert level to Level 4 which has meant the suspension of all Plunket’s face-to-face services. Chief Executive Amanda Malu says Plunket has been working on innovative and alternative ways of service delivery to ensure Plunket stays responsive to the pandemic and can continue to support whānau, especially those who need it the most. “Plunket will continue to support all whānau, but during this time the way services will be offered, and the availability of those services will change.
Plunket National Coordinator Maire Perrott has created a series of booklets full of activities for whānau at home. Check out the booklets below for fun ideas to keep you and your little ones busy and happy!Activities for:
Six months to one year old
One to three-year-olds
Four to five-year-olds
Six to ten-year-olds.