Staying at home during Alert Level 3 — animated video transcript

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Black text on a yellow background.

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This is a New Zealand Government Unite against COVID-19 message.

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A diagonal yellow and white striped background, similar to hazard tape, with black text across it.

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Alert Level 3. Staying at home. What it means.

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In cartoon form, a black map of New Zealand on a white background.

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New Zealand is moving from Alert Level 4 to Alert Level 3.

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A row of two and one-storey houses, with people standing in doorways and at windows.

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This is because all of us have stayed at home and slowed down the spread of COVID-19.

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A row of six people, including a child, a person using a wheelchair and a person using a walking stick. All of the people are black outlines except for one who is red, who holds a hand to their mouth to cough. A red spiky circle, representing a virus, appears above their head. The five people beside the red coughing person quickly turn red too, and red spiky circles appear above their heads.  The people become black outlines again and stand separately beside each other, with arrows between them indicating a distance of 2 metres.

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But there's still the chance that COVID-19 can spread again, so we need to follow the rules now just as carefully as we have been.

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A person bent forward slightly and using a walking stick glows red.

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If you are over 70 years old or you have a health condition already, like a weak immune system, you are still in the high-risk group.

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A bullet-pointed list in black text on a yellow background.

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Other health conditions that could make you more at risk include liver disease, cancer, kidney disease, heart disease and diabetes mellitus. Pregnant people and those on immunosuppressant medications are also at risk.

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A black house with a person standing in the doorway.

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If you have any of these conditions, you want to be extra careful.

It might even pay to keep following the Level 4 rules and stay in isolation.

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A row of houses with people standing in their doorways or looking out through windows.

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In any case, all New Zealanders should be staying at home as much as they can during Level 3.

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A car passes the houses along a road, and a cyclist pedals in the other direction. A person stands between two houses holding a bag of food.

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The only reasons to be outside your home are going to work, exercising, getting essential services, like food, medicine or health care.

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A person on a yellow background lifts a phone to their ear.  A white speech bubble appears beside their mouth, and black text appears beside them which reads “COVID-9 Helpline”.

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If you are not sure about the health conditions you have or how safe activities will be for you, you can call your GP or Healthline for advice.

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A white background with a black map of New Zealand beside the words “News 1pm Daily Updates”. This is framed with a black border and becomes a television which a person in a black armchair holds a remote to.

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And if you don't have regular access to the internet, make sure you listen to the radio or watch your television. There are updates at 1pm every day.

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A diagonal yellow and white striped background, similar to hazard tape, with black text across it.

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Visit health.govt.nz/COVID19-disability (external link)  or call 0800 611 116 for free any time.

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