Where to get information at a national level
The Ministry of Health website and Covid-19 website are the best sources of information, and they are updated regularly.
Also, Facebook page: @minhealthnz and Twitter channel @minhealthnz alert people to key updates and messages specifically about coronavirus.
Testing for COVID-19
For information on testing and isolation click HERE.
To find out out more about COVID -19 testing services in the Wairarapa click HERE. Please check the service details for hours and how to access. Hours listed below are the service’s standard operating hours and COVID-19 testing times may vary.
If you don’t already have a plan regarding how you and the people in your household will manage at home. Please take the time to prepare yourselves and others for catching COVID-19.
Make a plan for what you will do if you or someone in your household tests positive. Connect with whanau, friends and neighbours to build a support network for each other. Make sure you have what you need at home in the event you need to isolate.
- If you have cold or flu symptoms, isolate immediately and call Healthline 0800 611 116 for advice
For all your COVID-19 information and advice, go to Unite Against COVID-19.
Where to receive care
Seek care just as you normally would but phone first, and keep the Emergency Department free for emergencies.
Great sources of healthcare information and advice are your medical practice, pharmacies, the Covid-19 Healthline 0800 358 5453, Healthline 0800 611 116 and of course, the Emergency Department or 111 if you need urgent care.