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Covid-19

For the most up to date information, please refer to the Ministry of Health Website

Current Alert Level: Ngā Pae Mataara

Northland, Auckland and parts of Waikato are at Alert Level 3.  The rest of New Zealand remains at Alert Level 2. 

A map of the boundaries between levels is here.

 

Ngā Wāhi Whaipānga

Places of Interest 

You can check the locations of interest on the Unite Against Covid website.

 

Ngā Wāhi Whakamātautau Ki Te Pae Mataara Tuawhā

Testing Stations at Alert Level 2

Pop-up Covid-19 Testing services have been set up for Waikato whānau.  Full details are available on HealthPoint here.

Our Whānau Health Centres can support you with obtaining a Covid-19 test.  Please contact us on 0508 835 676 to arrange to come in for a test if you need one.

 

Te Kano Ārai Mate

Vaccinations

Everyone in in Aotearoa New Zealand aged 12 and over can book their free Covid-19 vaccination now.  

Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki have a Mobile Vaccination Service coming to marae and towns throughout Hauraki. You can check the Mobile Schedule here.

We also have a static vaccination service in Whitianga.  Transport is available. You can find all the details about this service here.

Book your COVID-19 vaccination

 

Ngā Pārongo O Te Wā

Information

For all other medical needs – phone first 0508 835 676 for advice about whether to come to a clinic.  We can do your repeat prescriptions over the phone, as well as some consultations. As always, for whānau in distress, please call our Hotline 0508 111 555. If you have cold and flu symptoms, you can also call Healthline to ask for advice. In case of an emergency please call 111.

For general health advice and information call 0800 611 116 anytime

For Covid-19 health advice call 0800 358 5453 anytime

For Covid-19 vaccination advice 0800 28 29 26 (8am - 8pm 7days a week)

Kia haumaru te noho e te whānau.

If you require a Covid-19 test (swab) — please call us and you will be assessed by a GP who can book you in — do not come directly to the clinic.

What is Covid-19?

Covid-19 is an illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a type of coronavirus. There are simple steps you can take to protect you and your family/whānau.

Symptoms

  • a cough
  • a high temperature (at least 38°C)
  • shortness of breath

These symptoms do not necessarily mean you have Covid-19. The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu.

If you have these symptoms and have been in close contact with someone confirmed with Covid-19, please call Healthline (for free) on 0800 358 5453 or your doctor immediately.

How it spreads

Covid-19, like the flu, can be spread from person to person. When a person who has Covid-19 coughs, sneezes or talks, they may spread droplets containing the virus a short distance, which quickly settle on surrounding surfaces.

You may get infected by the virus if you touch those surfaces or objects and then touch your mouth, nose or eyes.

That’s why it’s really important to use good hygiene, regularly wash and thoroughly dry your hands, and use good cough etiquette.

Prevention – how to protect yourself and others

  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or by covering your mouth and nose with tissues.
  • Put used tissues in the bin or a bag immediately.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water often (for at least 20 seconds).
  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.
  • Avoid personal contact, such as kissing, sharing cups or food with sick people.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects, such as doorknobs.
  • Stay home if you feel unwell.
  • Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 if you have any symptoms or you have been in close contact with someone confirmed with Covid-19.

Dedicated Healthline 0800 number for Covid-19 health advice and information

The number is 0800 358 5453
(or for international SIMs +64 9 358 5453).

It is free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

People calling that line will be able to talk with a member of the National Telehealth Service. They have access to interpreters.

More information (Ministry of Health NZ)

Social Media:

MoH will be using these channels to alert people to key updates and messaging specifically about COVID-19.
World Health Organisation (WHO) COVID-19 website
New Zealand Government COVID-19 website

Be kind. Stay safe. Unite against Covid-19.

Protect yourself and others from COVID-19

  • Stay home if you’re sick
  • Keep track of where you’ve been
  • Wear a face covering on public transport
  • Wash your hands with soap and water often (for at least 20 seconds) – then dry
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or by covering your mouth and nose with tissues
  • Be kind. Check-in on the elderly or vulnerable