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If your support worker or carer gets COVID-19

If your regular support worker or carer gets COVID-19, they will need to stay home and isolate. This means you may need to have someone else support you with your care.  If your support worker has COVID-19  If your support worker gets COVID-19, the disability support organisation they are from … Read more

The Pfizer vaccine

Find about the Pfizer vaccine and how you can get vaccinated.  About the Pfizer vaccine  The main COVID-19 vaccine we are using in New Zealand is made by Pfizer-BioNTech. It is also known by its brand name, Comirnaty.   It is an mRNA-based (messenger ribonucleic acid) vaccine. It does not contain … Read more

Medicines for treating COVID-19  

COVID-19 medicines (also called therapeutics) can be prescribed to reduce the severity of illness and help reduce the risk of hospitalisation for those who are most vulnerable to COVID-19.  COVID-19 medicines for use in the community  There are two different oral medicines to treat COVID-19 in New Zealand communities. Their … Read more

Who does not need to wear a face mask

For some people wearing a face mask is unsuitable, there are also some situations where a face mask does not need to be worn.  Face masks are a way we can protect ourselves and others. You should wear one whenever you can. At the different traffic light settings, there are … Read more

Getting your booster dose

Learn about booster doses for COVID-19 vaccines, when you need one and how to get it.  About booster doses  If you are 16 years old and over, you are eligible to get a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.   If you are 18 years old or over, you can get … Read more

My Covid Record

Find out about using the website My Covid Record, where you can access information about your COVID-19 records.  The address is and it will work on any laptop, desktop or smart phone.  About My Covid Record  My Covid Record is a website that allows you to check and request … Read more

Travelling to New Zealand

New Zealand’s borders are opening throughout 2022 without the need to isolate on arrival.    About travelling to New Zealand  To travel to New Zealand, you need to meet several requirements.  The steps below explain what evidence you need to provide to enter New Zealand.  Settings can change quickly – Immigration … Read more

Managing your COVID-19 symptoms

There is currently no cure for COVID-19, but there are things you can do to help ease symptoms.  Symptoms of COVID-19  COVID-19 is a disease caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. It can affect your airways, lungs, and other organs.  Symptoms include:  sore throat   sneezing and runny nose  a new or … Read more

Updated My Vaccine Passes

New Zealanders who are up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccinations will be able to download an updated My Vaccine Pass from 24 May.  The updated My Vaccine Passes will have an expiry date six months from the date of issue. The pass can be requested at any time provided people continue … Read more

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