On Wednesday, police urged the public not to call 111 to report people for breaking the rules.
“It is absolutely vital that people only call 111 if they are facing an emergency situation,” said national communication centres manager Supt Dave Trappitt. “For example, someone is badly injured or in danger; there’s a serious risk to life or property, such as a house fire; a crime is being committed and the offenders are there or have just left; or you’ve come across a major public inconvenience, like a tree blocking a road.”
So the message is don’t call 111 to dob people in; send an email to the dedicated address – firstname.lastname@example.org.
“After a conversation explaining why self-isolation is necessary, most people are willing to comply,” Dr Bloomfield said last week.
As of Friday, New Zealand has 368 cases of coronavirus COVID-19.