COVID-19 Iwi Updates
Please call your GP to arrange an appointment if you have the following:
Symptoms that are similar to 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.
Whakatōhea Health Centre
Ph: 315 6126
Church St Surgery
Ph: 315 6307
Toi Ora Health
Ph: 315 7900
Covid-19 symptoms may include:
A cough ,High temperature of at least 38°C , Shortness of breath
,Sore throat ,Sneezing and Runny nose ,Temporary loss of smell.
Alert Level 2 - Rules
What we all need to do at Alert Level 2 to stay safeWe need your support to protect New Zealand and eliminate COVID-19.
In some situations, you legally must wear a face covering if you are aged 12 or over. For example on public transport, inside retail businesses and public venues.
Face covering advice and requirements
Keep track of where you have beenFrom 11:59pm on Tuesday 7 September, many businesses and locations will be required to take steps to ensure people can easily make a record when they visit.
Use the NZ COVID Tracer app if you can. This helps with rapid contact tracing if it is required.
Keep track of where you have been
Maintain good hygieneIt is important that you use basic hygiene measures, including washing your hands, coughing or sneezing into your elbow and cleaning surfaces.
How to practise good hygiene and stay healthy
Wash your hands
Washing your hands is one of the easiest ways to keep yourself safe. Wash often with soap for 20 seconds. Then dry. This kills the virus by bursting its protective bubble.
Cough or sneeze into your elbow
It will keep the virus off your hands, so you will not spread it to other people and make them sick too.
Regularly clean surfaces that get touched frequently.
Why cleaning surfaces is importantLike the flu, COVID-19 is usually spread from person to person. Scientific evidence confirms that COVID-19 spreads by droplets. This means that when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks, they may generate droplets containing the virus. These droplets can settle on surrounding surfaces.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects, such as doorknobs.