Covid-19

The importance of the Covid-19 immunisation campaign, for our individual and collective safety, cannot be underestimated. Our members, and everyone in their bubble, should be immunised as soon as possible when it becomes available in their area. The immunisations are very safe, have been well tested (not just in trials but as deployed in several countries now) and seem to provide very good levels of protection from serious illness.
- Tristram Ingham, National Executive Chairperson 

If you have any Covid-19 symptoms:

Talk to a health professional
If you have cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms, stay home and call: 

  • Healthline for free on 0800 358 5453
  • your doctor, or
  • your iwi health provider.

 A health professional will advise whether you fit the criteria for testing. Call your doctor before visiting if you have any symptoms.

 Let your health professional know if you have travelled internationally in the past 14 days, or if you have been in contact with a confirmed or probable case.

 While you have symptoms

  • If you’re sick, stay home. Do not go to work or school. Do not socialise
  • If you have cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms call your doctor or Healthline and check if you should get tested
  • Wash your hands
  • Sneeze and cough into your elbow, and regularly disinfect shared surfaces
  • If you are told by health authorities to self-isolate, do so immediately. If you are awaiting test results you will also need to self-isolate.

Please note: All face-to-face meetings are cancelled during Alert Levels 2, 3, and 4.
Instead, we use virtual meeting options such as phone calls, email, Skype or Zoom to communicate with our members.

General information

https://covid19.govt.nz/

More information

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Easy Read Covid-19 Information and Translations

Helpful information to look after your wellbeing

MDANZ Covid-19 Correspondence