COVID-19

 
28 Feb 2020


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New Zealand's Alert Levels are changing at 12 noon on Wednesday 12 August


New Zealand's Alert Levels are changing at 12 noon on Wednesday 12 August. Auckland will move to Alert Level 3, and the rest of NZ will move to Alert Level 2.

Learn more about the alert level on the Unite Against COVID-19 website https://covid19.govt.nz.

If you or someone in your household has 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. Read more about managing COVID-19 at home.

Due to call volumes please do not call Healthline for general COVID-19 information - visit the Unite Against COVID-19 website https://covid19.govt.nz for information including health, travel, education, business and community issues.


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).

Learn more on the Unite Against COVID-19 website - https://covid19.govt.nz

Or watch this video which shows what actually happens when it infects a human and what should we all do to help.


Dr Michelle Dickinson aka Nanogirl has a great video series on YouTube which you and the family may like to watch. It has a lot of advice on how parents can talk to children about COVID-19.