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COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

In order to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading and in turn risking the health of people with pre-existing conditions it is crucial that anyone who has symptoms of a COUGH, HIGH TEMPERATURE (38°C +) AND SHORTNESS OF BREATH and have recently been to a country or area of concern, or have been in close contact with someone confirmed with COVID-19, please telephone Healthline (for free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week) on 0800 358 5453.

When ringing Waikari Health Centre for an appointment please be aware that you will be asked about your overseas travel and any symptoms.

The best place to read up to date information is from the Ministry of Health on the following link:

The situation is changing constantly and General Practice is extremely busy reviewing and managing this on a daily basis, as well as looking after general health needs and administering flu vaccines.  We respectfully request that you are patient with us and each other in these challenging times.