COVID-19

 
28 Feb 2020



PINNACLE PRACTICE STAFF - YOUR DEDICATED WEB RESOURCES ARE ON OUR PRACTICE WEBSITE.


The Ministry of Health is the best place for up-to-date advice on COVID-19.
Please refer to their website.


If you have travelled overseas in the past 14 days and have a fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath please call Healthline’s dedicated COVID-19 number 0800 358 5453 to determine if you need to see a health professional. USE THE PHONE FIRST - Please do not go to your doctor or general practice unannounced.

Don't call Healthline for travel advice. Visit the Safetravel website.

Don't call Healthline for advice on attending events. Call the event organiser or visit the Ministry of Health website for advice.

Don't call Healthline about general information. Call the All of Government Welfare Helpline 0800 779 997 between 8am - 1am, 7 days a week, or visit https://www.govt.nz/covid-19 for information including health, travel, education, business and community issues.



COVID-19

What is COVID-19?

Recently, an outbreak of a new coronavirus disease now called COVID-19 (sometimes called novel coronavirus or 2019-nCoV) was identified. Coronaviruses are a large and diverse family of viruses which cause illnesses such as the common cold, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS).

New Zealand is prepared and ready to deal with a COVID-19 outbreak should it occur here. The risk of an ongoing outbreak is low-moderate, but we are monitoring the situation closely.


You may wish to put up posters like the above image in your workplace. Download the Ministry of Health poster.