Reconnecting New Zealanders to the World Forum – 12 August 2021

On the 12th of August, the NZ Government held a forum regarding their strategy for reconnecting with the world while maintaining an elimination strategy for COVID-19.

The forum started with a presentation from Sir David Skegg, with an overview of the Strategic COVID-19 Public Health Advisory Group’s advice on reconnecting New Zealand.

It was followed by a discussion MC’d by the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, Dame Juliet Gerrard. The experts bring a range of backgrounds and perspectives to a discussion about vaccination, safe borders, safe travel and public health habits.

The event also featured a speech from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and opening remarks from Dr Ayesha Verrall, Associate Minister of Health.

You can watch the forum, read transcripts of the speeches, and access updates at the Unite Against COVID-19 website here.

As at 12th August 2021, the following documents are current, but refer to the above web link for most recent versions.