We are aware of the additional demands the recent coronavirus disease may place on families, our communities and programmes this year. The message from experts and health authorities is to prepare but not to panic.
The New Zealand Ministry of Health’s current assessment for NZ is that “…the chances of community outbreak remain low”. However, we realise that the coronavirus is a serious disease, particularly for the elderly and those with compromised health. We are planning for the significant impact it may have, in consultation with health professionals.
“…do not panic but do prepare. We are at our best and our strongest when our compassion and shared humanity overrule our fear.”
-Annaleise Hall, Project Lyttelton
Going forward, why not take this opportunity to reach out to your neighbours and check in, to make sure they’re feeling prepared and supported.
If you suspect you may have coronavirus, please do not visit your GP, instead call Healthline’s dedicated 0800 number specifically for health-related calls about coronavirus.
Freephone: 0800 358 5453 (NZ only)
Phone: +64 9 358 5453 (outside NZ)