COVID19 Pacific Health Information
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..