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If you have visited a location of interest for COVID-19 or you currently have COVID-19 symptoms

If you have visited a location of interest, are a close contact of someone with COVID-19 or you currently have any COVID-19 symptoms, it is important that you are tested at the earliest possible opportunity.

Call the COVID-19 healthline for free on 0800 358 5453 for further advice. Inform your midwife (LMC) and either contact your GP to book a time for a COVID-19 test or visit a community testing centre – no appointment is necessary for these. More information on testing locations can be found...

Testing positive for COVID-19

Testing positive for COVID-19 – Ki te pāngia koe e te KOWHEORI-19

Most people who get COVID-19 will have mild to moderate symptoms, similar to other common viruses.

The majority of people will be able to manage their symptoms at home while isolating with some rest, fluids and paracetamol. Use simple remedies like lemon and honey drinks.

You don’t need to call your GP to let them know you have had a positive test for COVID-19.
 
Monitor your symptoms:
If you start to feel worse or have general...

COVID-19: Information for Pacific Communities

The latest COVID-19 information and advice for our Pacific communities. There are also videos that have been produced by the Ministry of Pacific Peoples in nine Pacific languages as well as English, plus links to important web pages and social media sites so that you have the most up to date information.​​

Care in the Community

Care in the Community is a national framework developed by the Ministry of Health in consultation with the health and disability and welfare sectors. The framework sets expectations and provides central guidance to ensure people with COVID-19 receive the health, welfare and wellbeing support they need.

-  https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-information-health-professionals/caring-people-covid-19-community

For more information about Ca...

2021

November - COVID-19 Updates, Testing, vaccinations update, Super Saturday, COVID-19 Protection Framework, Travel across alert level boundaries, MIQ room releases, COVID-19 messages from Waikato Pacific Community Leaders, Waiora Waikato hikoi, Welcome to new Public Health Unit staff
October - COVID-19 update, Kia Kaha Te Wiki o Te Reo Maaori, Welcome back Public Health Unit staff, Calving season, Health and wellbeing in Asian students report, Respiratory Virus update
September - COVID-19 update,...

2020

December - Topics include MMR catch up campaign, “Make Summer Unstoppable” and COVID-19 vaccination planning
November - COVID-19 Update, Time to Screen – “My body, my health, my future”, World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, Notification of Hazardous Substances Disease and Injury
October - Healthy Active Learning, COVID-19: Higher Index of Suspicion, Measles Immunisation Campaign, Recreational Water
September - COVID-19 response, Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) catch up, Tuberculosis (TB) management
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