With the first cases of COVID-19 occurring in New Zealand, many people are feeling understandably anxious about the outbreak. While most who become infected experience only a mild illness, it can be more severe for some, so we all need to take some simple steps
to help protect our health and that of our whānau and communities.
Ring Healthline first
Remember, if you are concerned you may have been exposed to COVD-19, for your own protection and the safety of others, please do not visit your medical clinic. Instead, phone the free 24 hour Healthline on 0800 358 5453 – they will ask questions and may tell you to visit your doctor. If they do, they'll also alert the doctor.
Tips to help your immune system
Keep your immune system strong by being active, eating healthy food, being smoke-free, getting plenty of sleep and getting this year’s flu vaccine when it becomes available. Learn more