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Published Wednesday 12 Aug 2020

What does Alert Level 2 mean for our hospital?


  • If you have an appointment scheduled - please attend as usual.
  • If you are sick with flu like symptoms, please stay home and phone ahead for advice.
  • Visitors may be asked to wear a mask while in the hospital if they cannot meet distancing recommendations. We suggest you bring a mask with you.
  • No visiting restrictions are currently in place.

Please call your medical practice and request a Covid-19 test

  • Wash your hands thoroughly and often
  • Stay home if you are sick, and until you are 48 hours symptom free
  • Keep a record of where you have been, use NZ COVID app
  • Cough into your elbow
  • Look out for the people you know and love


Face masks can be either fabric reusable (washable), or a single use disposable face mask. These can be purchased online, from supermarkets or pharmacies or you can make your own fabric reusable (washable) face masks. WHO advice on when and how to use masks including how to make your own can be found on the WHO website

Face coverings such as a bandana or a scarf can also be used if you do not have a mask.

People need to assess their individual requirements for masks. The Ministry recommends approximately four fabric reusable (washable) face masks per family member.


It is an anxious time, and its OK to feel concerned. Visit COVID19.govt.nz for wellbeing tips and help lines.

These measures are temporary to stop the spread of COVID-19 and will apply for the next three days while information is gathered and contact tracing and testing is underway.