There are cases of Covid-19 in the community
Getting a test
It is important to get a test if you have cold or flu symptoms,(external link) are a close contact(external link) of a positive case, or have been at a location of interest. (external link)
Testing locations and contact details are on the Taranaki DHB website.(external link)
You can also talk to your GP or call Healthline 0800 358 5453 for advice.
For Māori health support and information on testing, contact:
- Tui Ora 0800 TUI ORA (0800 884 672), email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ngaruahine Iwi Health Services 06 274 8047 / 0508 367 642
- Ngāti Ruanui Healthcare COVID-19 Line 0800 766 537
- Ngāti Ruanui Healthcare Practice 06 278 1310
- Ngāti Ruanui Iwi Helpline 0800 782 684
If you test positive
If you test positive for Covid you must isolate for seven days. Information about how to self-isolate is here.(external link)
Official information can be found here www.covid19.govt.nz.(external link)
Keep up healthy habits
To slow the spread of Covid it is important to keep up the health habits we know such as hand-washing and mask-wearing, stay at home if you are sick, cough into your elbow.
Having COVID-19 does not provide the same level of immunity as getting vaccinated. We also know that your protection from the primary course of the vaccine decreases over time.
To keep your immunity levels high, stay up to date with your vaccinations — including boosters. This will lower your chances of getting very sick from COVID-19 and ending up in hospital.
Boosters provide an extra layer of protection to previous vaccination and help your immunity be stronger and last longer.
If you have had COVID-19 and are eligible for a booster, you can get it 3 months after you tested positive.
Book your booster(external link)