COVID-19 Testing – Important Information For Our Community
Five community testing centres open in Auckland this long weekend (24-26 October 2020)
COMMUNITY TESTING CENTRES IN AUCKLAND
If you have symptoms, phone Healthline 0800 358 5453 or your local GP first to see if you need to be tested or not.
To get a COVID-19 test outside these hours, please contact your GP or visit your local Urgent Care Clinic.
URGENT CARE CLINICS
What do I do if I think I’ve got the Coronavirus?
If you have any of the symptoms of COVID-19, call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 or your local GP to see if you need to be tested or not.
The symptoms of COVID19 are:
- Loss of smell
- Sore throat
- Runny nose
- Shortness of breath
You are at higher risk if in the 14 days before your symptoms started:
- You were in contact with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19;
- OR you travelled overseas;
- OR you had direct contact with a person who has travelled overseas within the past 14 days (eg Customs and Immigration staff, staff at quarantine/isolation facilities);
- OR you worked on an international aircraft or shipping vessel;
- OR you cleaned at an international airport or maritime port in areas/conveniences visited by international arrivals.
In addition if any of the Regional Public Health Services or the Ministry of Health advise you to be tested you should follow their advice.
The testing of people who have recently returned to New Zealand and are in managed isolation and quarantine facilities is managed separately.
How do I keep my family safe?
The same actions that protect you and your family from COVID-19 will also keep you safe from the flu, colds, and other infectious diseases.
Washing your hands continues to be one of the easiest ways to keep yourself safe. Continue to cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue, clean surfaces, and stay home if you’re sick.
Northland Community Testing Centres and Iwi Mobile Clinics.
A COVID-19 test is free of charge. Northland DHB’s COVID-19 Hotline number is 0800 600 720.
If you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, such as cold or flu symptoms, contact Healthline COVID-19 number (0800 358 5453) or your doctor to find out if you need a test.
For more information go to https://www.northlanddhb.org.nz/home/covid-19/
What We're Fighting
All the people who were living in your fale when New Zealand went into lockdown after Alert Level 4
When people who are sick or have symptoms can be physically separated from those who are not sick.
The government’s orders to everyone to stay at home unless they need to do shopping, get medicine, exercise safely or are an essential worker
A drive in centre where you can go to get tested for the Coronavirus