News Update August 17th 2020

Mon Aug. 17th 2020

IDFNZ News Update  August 17th ,2020

Hi Everyone,

For the next 2 weeks (through to 30th August) Auckland residents  find themselves back under Level 3 restrictions, with the rest of New Zealand at level 2.

It is always disappointing to have to take a step backwards, but we have been here before and all going well it is only a temporary set-back. If you live in Auckland try and take time to relax and enjoy your family during lockdown.

Just a reminder to everyone that IDFNZ is here if you need us, please do not hesitate to email or call 0508300600.

Links to up to date MOH and other Covid-19 information is available on our website . We update this as new information is released.

Masks– MOH now recommendation to wear face masks in public under level 3 and above, where 2 m distancing cannot be guaranteed. Face masks are now mandatory on public transport in Auckland at level 2. This is one development we have had several people contact us about. Masks can be expensive but here are re-usable ones available that are more cost effective, and home-made masks are also acceptable. Here are a couple of links to articles (Courtesy of Victoria Health) showing how to make your own mask, with options for sewers and non-sewers.

IDFNZ Events – Patient events are still planned. Dates for your calendar are:

Youth Patient / Sibling Workshops – Debbie Mills

Area 51 Club (Teens)

·  Tuesday August 18th 4.30pm (online)

·  Tuesday September 19th 4.30pm(online)

Unicorn Club (5-12yrs)

·  Tuesday August 25th 4.30pm (online)

·  Tuesday September 22nd 4.30pm (online)

Patient Meet Up’s

·  Wellington Adult Patients- Monday 17th August 7pm (online)

·  Auckland Adult Patients - Tuesday 28th September 11am (online)

Email if you would like to attend but have not yet registered. Regular attendees will receive a reminder email ahead of each meeting.

Mind Body Approach to Wellness

‘How to get the best out of your medical team’

·  Saturday 19th September 11am. Meeting with Brian Broom.

IDFNZ Razzamatazz Shows

Part 1 and Part 2 Online – August. Dates to be confirmed.


·  Saturday 26th September, Auckland Botanic Gardens.

All members invited to attend. This is an opportunity to meet your Board.

We are also holding elections for 2 vacant PID positions for the Board – If you are interested in standing for election at this meeting or would like to nominate another eligible member, Please email to request a candidate nomination form. The form needs to be completed and signed by the candidate being nominated – and returned to the IDFNZ office by the deadline of August 28th.