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Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health

The Initial COVID-19 Māori Response Action Plan (the Plan) establishes a framework to ensure the health and wellbeing of Māori is protected during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This Plan is a living document that will evolve and adapt to the COVID-19 response as it progresses.  It sets out a strategic approach and suite of actions that the COVID-19 response can adopt to uphold Te Tiriti o Waitangi and support the achievement of Māori health equity.

The purpose of the Plan is to describe the actions that will be triggered or considered across the health and disability system to prevent and manage the spread of COVID-19.

The Plan is aligned with the framework and content of the COVID-19 Health and Disability System Response Plan and contributes to the various actions underway to protect, prevent and manage the spread and transmission of COVID-19 within Māori communities. This ensures that the COVID-19 response for Māori is integrated across the broader health and disability system response.

This Plan also makes an important contribution to the all-of-government response to COVID-19 in mitigating the social impact of COVID-19 on whānau Māori.   

An A3 overview of the Plan is attached as Appendix 1. The Ministry of Health’s Draft Te Tiriti o Waitangi framework is attached as Appendix 2.           

For any questions or queries on the Initial Plan, please contact