HEALTHCARE – WHAT DO YOU DO DURING ALERT LEVEL 1? (AS AT 8 OCTOBER, 2020)
Event Date: October 12, 2020
Healthcare – what do you do during ALERT LEVEL 1? (as at 8 October, 2020)
1. Feeling well?
- You can leave home, but continue to be mindful of public health measures
- Follow the Alert level 1 directions in place for the Auckland region,
2. Feeling unwell? Do you need testing or care?
- If you are in Auckland and have any cold or flu-like symptoms, you should get a FREE
COVID-19 test. The symptoms of COVID-19 can include:
√ New or worsening cough
√ Sore throat
√ Temporary loss of smell
√ Runny nose.
If you have any of these symptoms?
- Call Your family doctor (GP) first -call ahead to find out if you need a test and follow their advice
- Go to a Designated GP
- Go to an Urgent Care Clinic, or
- Final option go to a COVID-19 Testing Centre (CTC)
See list: www.arphs.health.nz/covid19test
- Call Healthline, 0800 358 5453 for health advice (choose Option#1 for language support, stay on the line, then say the language you want e.g ‘Korean’.)
- If you need to access other care, call your health service first:
√ GPs/Urgent Care Clinics are open
o Call them first if you are sick or have any health concerns
√ Planned care in hospital
o Strong measures are in place to keep you safe in our hospitals.
o Go to your appointments unless you are told otherwise by the service. See
each DHB’s info below on their website.
√ Hospital visitor policy
o Check your local DHB’s website or Facebook page for information on their hospital visitor policy:
Auckland DHB, http://www.adhb.health.nz/your-health/covid-19/#CTCs
Counties Manukau Health, https://countiesmanukau.health.nz/covid-19
Waitematā DHB, https://www.waitematadhb.govt.nz/patients-visitors/covid-19-information
3. Is it an Emergency?
Call 111, OR
- Go to your nearest hospital Emergency Department (ED). ED is open.
Protect yourself and others
- Stay home if you’re sick
- Continue to wash your hands for 20 seconds, and sneeze and cough into your elbow
- Disinfect commonly used surfaces at home and at work
- Keep a record of your daily movements- this will help with contact tracing,
- Be kind
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