The greater Wellington region is currently at Alert Level 2.
Alert Level 2 is not life as normal. You can still go to work and school, but you should:
- keep your distance from other people in public
- wash your hands
- sneeze and cough into your elbow
- keep a track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen
- wear a face covering on public transport
If you're unwell
- If you’re sick, stay home. Don’t go to work or school. Don’t socialise.
- If you have symptoms of cold or flu call your doctor or Healthline and get advice about being tested.
- If you have been told to self-isolate you must do so immediately.
No more than 100 people at gatherings, including weddings, birthdays, funerals and tangihanga.
For more information on Alert Level 2, visit the COVID-19.govt.nz website.
Symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to a range of other illnesses such as influenza. Having any of these symptoms does not necessarily mean that you have COVID-19.
Symptoms include: fever, coughing. difficulty breathing, sore throat, sneezing/runny nose and/or a temporary loss of smell.
Difficulty breathing is a sign of possible pneumonia and requires immediate medical attention.
If you have these symptoms please call Healthline for free on 0800 358 5453 or you can call your doctor. Call your doctor before visiting.
Interpreters are available through Healthline.
Community-based assessment centres (CBACs)
If you have symptoms of COVID-19, please call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 or call your local GP for advice.
Your GP or Healthline may refer you to a CBAC (community based assessment centre) to be screened and assessed for testing, and tested if you meet the Ministry of Health criteria.
For more information on CBACs in Wellington, Kāpiti and Hutt Valley, click here.
For more information on CBACs in Wairarapa, click here.
Simple tips to stay well
We realise the current situation with COVID-19 may cause increased levels of anxiety. Be sure to continue to connect with whānau, friends, neighbours and colleagues. Sharing how we feel and offering support to others is important. We also recommend sticking to a routine such as having regular mealtimes, bedtimes and exercising.
The following are some simple steps you can take to protect your whānau, your community, and yourself from COVID-19 and other illnesses: