We appreciate how frustrating it can be to see a person not following the Alert Level rules, especially when most people are adjusting their lives to adhere to these Government guidelines.
If you see a Neighbourly member engaging in or encouraging an activity that concerns you, your first reaction may be to call them out publicly. Unfortunately this rarely leads to a good response from your neighbour, and can cause distress and embarrassment in a public forum.
We always encourage Neighbourly members to assume good intentions in others - assume that some people may simply be unaware of what is required of New Zealanders at this time. It's also important more than ever that we are kind to one another.
Here are a few things you can do instead of calling someone out publicly:
Share a link to the Unite against COVID-19 website
Send your neighbour a friendly private messge explaining why their actions are causing you (and potentially others) concern
Keep scrolling - let someone else in your community address the issue
As Neighbourly is not an official reporting line for neighbours breaking the rules, if you have concerns about this activity please refer to the COVID-19 reporting resources on the Police and Crimestoppers websites.