NZSA Covid-19 Security Update – access to face masks

Last night the NZ Government announced that the greater Auckland area will move to Alert Level 3 for three days, commencing at midday today, and the rest of the country will move to Alert Level 2. The guidelines provided by the government include maintaining physical distancing, hand washing, regular cleaning programmes and wearing of PPE, including face masks.

The NZSA is in communication with the Ministry of Health with regards to our ability as an essential service to source a bulk order of face masks from the government stocks. If this can be arranged we would then be able to facilitate delivery to members on an at cost basis (which we believe will be well below normal retail pricing).

Whilst we have yet to receive confirmation of supply from the Ministry of Health, it would certainly be of assistance if we can provide some indication to the Ministry on expected order quantities.

If you expect to be in a position of needing to order face masks in coming weeks, and would be interested in sourcing via the government stocks, can you please email us at [email protected] with your requirements.

We will confirm our ability to supply and indicative pricing as soon as possible. Orders will only be filled on member confirmation to proceed.

Keep safe.

From the NZSA team.