With this community case in Auckland, we have far less room for lack of consistency in our protective behaviour. We don’t know for certain, but it’s likely that the variant is Delta.
Where we may have got away with not sticking to public health measures so solidly with previous occasions, the odds are stacked against us this time.
We should be prepared to act consistently in every place we are at and at all times to protect ourselves and each other.
We’ll be best at doing this is we can stay calm and act where we have the ability to cover all our bases effectively – because when we are not calm, we can miss things, like forgetting to scan, or not masking up when we really need to be.
So take time to prepare yourself and think things through.
Pack a mask, plan how you’re going to stay distant, take your sanitizer, remember what worked for you when working at home for you and your family.
The objective here is to isolate cases, and to make sure the virus doesn’t spread any further. Stay physically distant, wear a mask, wash your hands and get vaccinated when it’s clear what that process might look like after we find out more later today.
So we need to do all the things, all the time to maximise our chances of getting out of this situation quickly, and in parallel, to build up community protection against the worst effects of the coronavirus.