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March 2022

This month's topics in focus

COVID-19 and managing your symptoms

Most people who are COVID-19 positive will have mild symptoms that can be easily managed at home. Learn more about how to manage your symptoms and when to seek medical help. Read more or watch the videos.

COVID-19 and your medicines

If you have a long-term health condition that you're taking medicines for, check out this video from our Aotearoa e te toa! series to learn the do's and the don'ts for COVID-19 and your medicines. Watch the video.

COVID-19 pregnancy and vaccination

If you are hapū (pregnant) you can get a COVID-19 vaccine at any stage of your pregnancy or even while you are trying. Watch our latest Aotearoa e te toa! animation to find out more. Watch the video.

How to reduce the spread of infection in your home

If you or someone in your household tests positive for COVID-19, our Aotearoa e te toa! video offers simple advice on how to reduce the spread of infection in your home. Watch the video.

COVID-19 and positions to make your breathing easier

If you have COVID-19 and are isolating at home, check out this video from our Aotearoa e te toa! series for tips to help with your breathing. Watch the video.

Top tips for wellbeing

Physical activity and exercise after COVID-19

Spending time being ill with COVID-19 can cause your muscles to become weaker. Exercise is important for regaining your muscle strength and endurance. BUT this needs to be safely managed alongside your COVID-19 symptoms. Read on. 

Understanding medicines

COVID-19 rapid antigen tests (RATs)

Aotearoa New Zealand is in phase 3 of the Omicron plan. As case numbers in the community increase, RATs will become the primary form of testing for COVID-19. Here are answers to some common questions you may have about rapid antigen tests. 

There's an app for that

COVID-19 apps to support your mental health and wellbeing

Our health app library has a number of New Zealand based apps designed to support your mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out more.

Recipe of the month

Beetroot dip

A fun and brightly coloured dip recipe that is sure to liven up any celebration. Read more.

Support near you

Patient portals

Patient portals are secure websites provided by GPs, where you can access and keep track of your health information. They can be compared to online banking, but for health. Find out more. 
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