COVID-19 Update (Coronavirus)

   

We are in unprecedented times and New Zealand is still learning more about this new virus and working hard in containment.  

-  For the Ministry of Health's latest official COVID-19 update - click here

-  For NZ Government information on uniting against COVID-19 and how together we can slow the spread - click here

-  If you are having trouble breathing call 111 immediately

Phone Healthline 0800 358 5453 if you have:

1.  Travelled internationally or transited through China, Iran, South Korea or Italy in the past 14 days?
OR 

2.  Had close contact with a person with the confirmed virus in the past 14 days?
AND
3.  Have (or had) a fever, cough, shortness of breath or a sore throat? 

If you answer yes to 1 and 2 but are not feeling unwell, register with Healthline 0800 358 5453, then self-isolate for 14 days

Procedures at our Medical Centres if you have COVID-19 symptoms

To protect our staff and other patients please:

  1. Phone us first
  2. If after talking with us, you do need to come in, stay in your car. Phone us, then wait until a nurse or doctor can come to you.
  3. We will give you a mask for protection

Virus symptoms

Currently, most cases have a mild to moderate illness. Symptoms are similar to a range of illnesses such as flu and may include:

  • Fever
  • Coughing
  • Chills and body aches
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Severe cases can cause pneumonia and acute respiratory infection

Look after your own health - how to stop the spread of infections

  • Regularly wash your hands (for at least 20 seconds with warm water and soap and dry thoroughly)
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze
  • Stay home if you’re sick
  • Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms
  • If you do feel unwell you should avoid public gatherings and events
  • On current advice, hand and cough hygiene are more effective than masks for reducing the spread of coronavirus