Covid 19

At NUHS we aim to be available for those that need help, to manage those at higher risk and to encourage self- care when this is possible.

Check the following links for further information on COVID 19:

If you have tested positive for Covid 19 – You may experience very mild or no symptoms.

  • It is important to stay hydrated – drink plenty of fluids.
  • Keep monitoring your symptoms so you notice any changes.
  • It is important to avoid running, strenuous exercise and high impact activities until you are totally well.

Call your usual Health Provider or Covid Healthline (0800358453) if:

  • you have new or more trouble breathing
  • your symptoms are getting worse
  • you start getting better and then get worse
  • you have symptoms of severe dehydration such as:
  • having a very dry mouth
  • passing only a little urine (pee)
  • feeling very light-headed.

Call Emergency services on 111 if you:

  • have severe trouble breathing or severe chest pain
  • are very confused or not thinking clearly
  • feel faint or pass out (lose consciousness)

Covid Antiviral Medications

Antiviral medications are available for people who may be more at risk of complications from Covid infections.

  • Information on eligibility criteria : COVID-19 treatments | Health Navigator NZ
  • If you test positive for Covid 19, treatment needs to be prescribed within 5 days, although sooner is better.
  • Covid results are monitored to identify people who may be eligible for anti-viral medication, and you will be contacted to discuss whether this medication will suit you.
  • If you have not been contacted and think you may be eligible, please contact your usual health provider.
  • DO NOT call us for a prescription UNLESS you have positive result OR you have symptoms and are a household contact of a positive person.