The below reports tell the story of our district pre-COVID-19, the impact of the Level 4 lockdown and the emerging impact in relation to economic predictions. We will build on this knowledge each month to piece together our current story. This will include data from the latest Quality of Life survey (to be released early 2021) and further insights regarding specific topics, such as filled jobs. In November, we’ve included the findings from a follow-up survey of migrants who applied for welfare. Whilst this does not reflect the total population of migrant workers in our district, it does help us understand how many people left, and unemployment in this population.
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The below data report has been created to assist with social and economic recovery.
On Wednesday 1st July, welfare provision to migrants in our community transitioned to the Visitor Care Manaaki Manuhiri programme operated by the Department of Internal Affairs and the Red Cross. This required a transition away from the QLDC/CDEM welfare registration form, on which much of the data in this report is based. The new form is owned by the Department of Internal Affairs (available at https://foreignnationals.services.govt.nz/). The last report produced by QLDC will be 3 July 2020.
Economists at Infometrics have released their early modelling on the economic impacts COVID-19 could have on the Queenstown Lakes District.
Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) has released a Social Sector Capacity Report regarding the impacts of COVID-19, detailing the growing pressures on social sector services due to increasing community demand.