While there is still happy talk about not asking people to postpone overseas travel during the upcoming school holidays and talk about 'containment', the money quote in this story Swine flu spreads in childcare is further down.
The Ministry of Health has moved its pandemic response status to Phase 6 - 6.2 Code Yellow. Under the pandemic plan, this stage can include declaring a public health emergency at a local or national level and restrictions on our borders. Phase 6.2 includes isolating affected areas of the country, restricting public gatherings and closing educational facilities.Once you start locking off parts of a highly integrated economy, you start inducing shortages, both within the area and of products provided by that area.
Clinical director of the Auckland Regional Public Health Service, Dr Julia Peters, said these new cases could require school closures.
"We're probably close to those sorts of measures," she said.
If your Pandemic plan is not now fully functional, you are playing with your family's lives.