COVID19 Pacific Health Information

Pacific communities, families and our young pacific learners have been hit hard by COVID-19. By partnering with the Ministry of Pacific Peoples (MPP), we will be promoting COVID-19 Pacific health information advice and COVID-19 Pacific health information provided by the Ministry of Health. 

This advice is based on, and falls within the COVID-19 Protection Frame Work

Finally, our passion is to see our Pacific Learners reach their full potential, so by working with and supporting MPP,  we can see our Pacific Communities begin to recover and thrive once again.

If your children are struggling to cope, here are 4 videos that may help them cope with Stress and Anxiety: 

  1. Coping with Stress and Anxiety Part 1 – Learning how to identify someone who has stress
  2. Coping with Stress and Anxiety Part 2 – Learning how to communicate with someone who has stress
  3. Coping with Stress and Anxiety Part 3 – Learning how to cope with stress and anxiety
  4. Supporting our children – Learn 5 ways of coping with stress 

If you or a member of your household test positive for covid-19, you must self-isolate for 7 days

COVID-19 Infographics and images

COVID-19 Pacific Health Information Videos 

After you have had COVID-19

After you have had COVID-19, it is important you continue to look after yourself and those around you. 

It is important you ease into everyday life, this includes going to work, school, socialising as well as exercising.

If you are still having symptoms after your seven days isolation period, continue to stay home until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.  

Caring for Babies with COVID-19

In this video, we provide important information when caring for babies with COVID-19. 

Although some babies may display little or no COVID-19 symptoms, it is important we monitor their health closely and provide care to ensure baby recovers and returns to normal. If baby is unwell, has difficulty breathing or is only drinking half of what they normally would drink, then seek urgent medical attention.  

COVID-19 Support Services

COVID-19 has hit Pacific Communities hard. In this video, we highlight the various support services that are available to you. These include financial aid, health and wellbeing needs, targeted support for students and whanau services. 

If you are finding it hard to cope, please contact one of the support services immediately. 

5 tips when preparing to self-isolate

So you or a household member has tested positive for COVID-19 ?, here are 5 tips to help you prepare when getting ready to self-isolate.

1. Make a plan for Food and Groceries
2. Consider your Health and Wellbeing
3. Consider your Medication and Prescriptions 
4. Consider your living situation 
5. Stay connected 

Permitted reasons to leave isolation

If you are self-isolating, there are some reasons you can leave your home, and remember, you will need to social distance of at least 1.5m from others. 

Keep in mind that, with the exception of exercise, you must always wear a mask

How to get a Rapid Antigen (RAT) test

Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) are available for free if you develop COVID-19 symptoms or are a household contact of a COVID-19 case. 

This short video explains how you can collect Rapid Antigen Tests..

How to report a Rapid Antigen test

Whether you test positive or negative, it is important to report the results of your Rapid Antigen Test (RAT).

Reporting your RAT results provide health authorities with information on the spread of the outbreak, alerts people to the support available to them, and helps keep critical services operating.

Protecting our children from COVID-19

COVID-19 has affected our Pacific families and communities. Here are a few simple things our children can do to help protect themselves and those around them from the virus.  Video with Tongan translations..

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