Our response to COVID-19 in Aotearoa

At New Zealand Red Cross, we are working hard to keep Kiwis safe. This work covers a broad range of activities and we are very aware of the need to ensure that each one of these is carefully managed to ensure that the people we support, and our own members and staff, are protected. We are closely monitoring and evaluating the situation in order to make timely decisions about how we operate. 

We want you to know that you can expect three things from us: transparency, kindness, and a continued dedication to do our bit as humanitarians to support people in need.   

How you can help

Your support is needed now more than ever. We are ramping up our response effort to make sure we are providing support to those who need it most during COVID-19 here and around the world. 

Donate to support us to deliver essential services to vulnerable people during COVID-19. 

Volunteering is also another way you can help. If you are keen to get involved and are not in a high-risk category, get in touch with your local team to find out how you can help.

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Looking after yourself and others

COVID-19 affects everyone differently. Taking some time to look after ourselves and others can make a big difference.  

Find out more about looking after yourself and others.

First Aid Training and Psychosocial Support

We know that tending to the emotional and social wellbeing of a community is key to recovery from a crisis. That’s why we’ve been developing Psychological First Aid training to help Kiwis build their skills in this area. 

If you want to learn more about Psychological First Aid check out resources here.

We’ve done this before, we can do it again

When New Zealand first went into lockdown a few months back, New Zealand Red Cross continued to provide essential services and support where it’s needed most.  

Members of the New Zealand Red Cross whānau were on the ground, helping Kiwis in lots of different ways, doing things like: 

Update on our services

Last updated 12 August 2020
  • Disaster Risk Management

  • Migration programmes

  • Community programmes

  • Visitor Care Manaaki Manuhiri

  • Red Cross Shops

  • First Aid

  • Our workplaces