Welfare

A regional COVID-19 help centre has been set up for Otago and is operating 9am to 5​pm, 7 days a week to receive requests for welfare assistance.

If you are a resident or visitor to Central Otago, meet any of the following criteria and do not have existing support in place, please call 0800 322 4000 or email email help@otagocdem.govt.nz​ to register.

  • Over the age of 70 and require delivery of goods and services
  • Your wellbeing has been seriously impacted by COVID-19 and require volunteer support ​

Your details will be directed to one of our local team for response.

Available Support

Linked below is a factsheet with a list of organisations people in Otago can access for support. This, along with translated versions of the flyer are also available on the Otago Civil Defence website. ​ We've also listed below a second flyer with details of further support agencies (Central Otago and national).  It is okay to seek help to get you through this period – there are organisations within our community who can help. 

Volunteer Coordination

If you are interested in offering your services as a volunteer in our community, below are organisations you may wish to contact to offer your support.


Page reviewed: 26 May 2020 2:37pm