In the rush to shut down NZ, here will be a myriad of things over looked.
Closing the InterIslander Ferry’s was an oversight.
Shared parenting arrangements moving between households was an oversight.
I think the decision to close all the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association parks is also an oversight.
Many older NZers not only own caravans, they actually live full time in them as well.
Closing the NZMCA parks as the pandemic advisory has advised means that these NZers have no place to go home to.
The Government urgently needs to reconsider this before the Wednesday lock down.
These caravans by their nature are self contained with toilets and showers so owners can easily self isolate in them, but by closing the parks, those who live in their caravans with no fixed home can’t park up any where.
There could be as many as 10000 caravan owners who are caught in this situation. We want them to be safe and at home, but if they don’t have anywhere to park their homes, they will be stuck in a situation they can’t find a solution to.
Similarly, the homeless can’t go home and should be housed in hotels and motels that won’t have anyone in them over this lockdown period.
There will be many features over looked in the hurry to lock the country down. the Government must show some flexibility for new solutions if this is going to work.
Oh, and spare a thought for all the cannabis smokers who can’t meet their dealer before the lockdown.
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