For Rotorua and Taupo swabbing of Covid-19 please call the helpline on 0800 267 847.
Please listen to the voice message and leave your name and phone number. You will then be contacted by a member of the local triage team. An appointment for testing will then be booked if appropriate.
Please only call this if you meet the current case definition for Covid-19 which can be found here: https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-novel-coronavirus-information-specific-audiences/covid-19-novel-coronavirus-resources-health-professionals/case-definition-covid-19-infection
For all Covid-19 information please visit: https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus
For more advice on self-isolation please visit the Ministry of Health Website
If you have returned from overseas or have had close contact with someone with the virus
If you have not recently travelled or had close contact with someone with the virus
If you had an essential worker* living with you
*A list and guidance about essential services is available on covid19.govt.nz
If you test positive for COVID-19 you and your close contacts must stay in self-isolation. Someone from our Public Health Unit will contact you with further advice.
The New Zealand Government have set up a Welfare Fact Sheet for Covid-19. This can be found here: https://covid19.govt.nz/assets/resources/Welfare-AOG-Factsheet-24-March-2020.pdf
For all Coronavirus enquiries, please ring Healthline on 0800 611 116.
The mental health foundation has put out a great resource to help people get through this time of uncertainty and anxiety – which may be helpful to make available to your staff. Visit: https://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/get-help/covid-19/
For Need to Talk, phone or call 1737.