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WE ARE NOW AT ALERT LEVEL 2
as we unite against COVID-19.
- Our hospitals, doctors’ surgeries and other health services are open.
- We are carefully expanding the services we can offer under Level 2, with safety measures in place to keep our patients, staff and the community safe.
GET TESTED IMMEDIATELY IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS
As we move down Alert Levels it is essential that we stay home and get tested if we have any COVID-19 symptoms, even if it’s only a runny nose.
If you have cold or flu-like symptoms or have been at a location of interest at a relevant time, you should get a COVID-19 test.
Residents or visitors can contact 0800 VIRUS-19 (0800 847 8719) or book a test through your GP. Please do not attend the Emergency Department to seek a test. Testing is FREE.
If you are symptomatic, you should stay home until a negative result is returned and you are symptom-free. If you have been at a location of interest you will need to stay in self-isolation, regardless of your test result, and follow public health advice. Please continue to comply with Alert Level guidelines.
SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19?
Symptoms for COVID-19 may include:
- a fever (high temperature)
- a cough
- shortness of breath or trouble breathing
- a sore throat
- sneezing and a runny or dripping nose
- a temporary loss of sense of smell
- muscle aches and chills
These symptoms do not necessarily mean you have COVID-19. The symptoms are like other illnesses that are much more common, such as colds and flu.
Shortness of breath is a sign of possible pneumonia and requires immediate medical attention.
If you have any of these symptoms, contact your doctor, Healthline on 0800 358 5453 or your iwi health provider.
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