Covid-19 Update

Official advice is subject to change, and we’ll try and keep this page up to date.

Know the Covid-19 symptoms: a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath.

Know to stay home if unwell with Covid-19 symptoms

Phone HealthLine first 0800 358 5453 or your surgery – do not present in person until instructed.

You are well prepared for now if you:

  1. Practise hand and cough/sneeze hygiene
  2. Use a safe contact alternative to handshakes/kisses.
  3. Use trusted information sources like RNZ, The NZ Ministry Of Health, the WHO or Associate Professor Siouxsie Wiles and keep up to date
  4. Have a household plan based on these trusted sources
  5. Provide your guests with hand hygiene on arrival
  6. Have at home a list of IN CASE OF EMERGENCY (ICE) phone numbers – include the Ministry of Health healthline 0800 358 5453 (free 24/7)
  7. Have a pandemic buddy if you live alone, share essential information with them and work out how you will support each other
  8. Join the GRA group on Neighbourly and know how to post there
  9. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home
  10. Can Connect Four: know the phone numbers of the neighbours on either side and to the front and back of your place

You may face 14 days of isolation:

  1. Have supplies for 14 days for you, your household and pets
  2. Plan your supply of medications and their delivery
  3. Download useful apps – include supermarket delivery and UberEats and know how to use them
  4. Have a phone, data and a plan you can renew remotely
  5. Make sure you can Connect Four and have a pandemic buddy

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