COVID-19 Northland Hub | Northland DHB

COVID-19 Northland Hub

       

Latest Update

 

Update 7 March, 2021 - 2PM

There are no new COVID-19 cases in the community to report today. There is one new case of COVID-19 in managed isolation.

The Auckland region moved to Alert Level 2 this morning and will remain there until 6am Sunday 14 March. At Alert Level 2 people can go to school and work, travel between regions, and attend gatherings of up to 100 people.

The remainder of New Zealand (including Northland) is now at Alert Level 1. Wearing masks on domestic flights and all public transport still applies at Level 1. To find out more, please go to https://covid19.govt.nz/alert-system/current-alert-level/

While it’s encouraging to see another day without any community cases, we must all remain vigilant and continue to do our bit.

This includes staying home if you have any symptoms; if symptomatic phoning Healthline for advice on getting a test - wherever you are in the country; and keeping a record of where you have been at all times.

The COVID Tracer app is an easy way to do this. Please continue to scan QR codes wherever you go and turn on Bluetooth tracing in the app dashboard if you haven’t already done so.  Continue to wash your hands, and cough or sneeze into your elbow.

Information about Northland COVID-19 community testing centre venues and times can be found at this link

Northland DHB services continue to operate with Alert Level 2 precautions in place.

You will be asked a series of patient screening questions.  These include the question: Have you travelled or attended one of the Ministry of Health current locations of interest for COVID-19 cases and or had close contact with someone who has been at a current location of interest?

Update 6 March, 2021 - 2PM

There are no new COVID-19 cases to report in the community. There are 9 new COVID-19 cases to report in managed isolation.

Please check the locations of interest here – note that these may be updated regularly.

Tomorrow (7 March) at 6am Northland will move to Alert Level 1. We all need to be ready in case COVID-19 reappears in our community. Go to this link to find out more about Alert Level 1.  

If you are unwell

  • If you’re sick, stay home. Do not go to work or school. Do not socialise.

  • If you have cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms, call your doctor or Healthline and get advice about being tested.

  • If you have been told to self-isolate you legally must do so immediately.

Information about Northland COVID-19 community testing centre venues and times can be found at this link

Northland DHB services continue to operate with Alert Level 2 precautions in place.

You will be asked a series of patient screening questions.  These include the question: Have you travelled or attended one of the Ministry of Health current locations of interest for COVID-19 cases and or had close contact with someone who has been at a current location of interest?

Getting support for you and your loved ones

The past few weeks have been hard on our whānau. It’s important to remember that it’s normal to feel anxious or stressed in times of difficulty.

If you feel you are not coping, please talk with a health professional.

For support with grief, anxiety, distress or mental wellbeing, you can call or text 1737 – free, anytime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – to talk with a trained counsellor.

Update 5 March, 2021 - 5.40PM

Auckland is still at Alert Level 3, and the rest of NZ is still at Alert Level 2 until 6am Sunday March 7.

Auckland will move to Alert Level 2 at 6am on Sunday 7 March. The rest of NZ will move to Alert Level 1 at the same time.

In Northland, at Alert Level 1, we all need to be ready in case COVID-19 reappears in our community.
Go to this link to find out more about Alert Level 1. 

If you are unwell

  • If you’re sick, stay home. Do not go to work or school. Do not socialise.
  • If you have cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms, call your doctor or Healthline 0800 358 5453 and get advice about being tested.
  • If you have been told to self-isolate you legally must do so immediately.

Get tested if you have cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms. Tests are free

Information about Northland COVID-19 community testing centre venues and times can be found at this link

Update 5 March, 2021 - 3.30PM 

The Northland Border Worker COVID-19 Immunisation Programme started on 1 March. 180 Border Workers have been vaccinated in the past four days as of 7am today, 5 March 2021.

  • There were 1045 COVID-19 tests done in Northland up until 7am today, 5 March, 2021
  • 7332 tests have been done since 24 January 2021 across Northland
  • 72% of the tests done across Northland since 24 January 2021 were done at the Community Based Testing Centres 
  • 31% of all people who had their tests done (since 24 January 2021) were of Māori ethnicity.

Information about Northland COVID-19 testing centre venues and times can be found at this link.

Key messages:

  • Northland DHB services continue to operate with Alert Level 2 precautions in place
  • Patients and visitors will be asked Screening Questions that includes asking if you have travelled or attended one of the Ministry of Health current locations of interest for COVID-19 cases and or had close contact with someone who has been at a current location of interest. 
  • The locations related to the current cases are under review. Please check the locations of interest here – note that these may be updated regularly.
  • Visiting restrictions have been reinstated in all areas. Please scan in with you COVID-19 Tracer App or sign the visitor register when you arrive.
  • In clinic areas and waiting rooms patients should be distanced 1m apart. If this is not possible, patients should wear a mask.

Information about Northland COVID-19 testing centre venues and times can be found at this link.

Update 5 March, 2021 - 11.30 am

Winger Cres (Kamo) and Dargaville Community Based Testing Centres are both closed today.  Staff were not able to get to work due to the Tsunami warning. For COVID-19 health advice and information, contact the Healthline team (for free) on 0800 358 5453

Information about Northland COVID-19 testing centre venues and times can be found at this link.

Update 4 March, 2021 - 5.30pm

The Northland Border Worker COVID-19 Immunisation Programme started on 1 March. 162 Border Workers have been vaccinated in the past three days as of 7am today, 4 March 2021.

Around 300 border workers and their household contacts have been invited to receive the COVID-19 vaccination in Northland as a part of the immunisation sequencing plan.  Border household contacts are being offered the opportunity to book their appointments this week and we expect to be providing their immunisation shortly.

  • There were 888 COVID-19 tests done in Northland up until 7am today, 4 March, 2021
  • 7173 tests have been done since 24 January 2021 across Northland
  • 72% of the tests done across Northland since 24 January 2021 were done at the Community Based Testing Centres 
  • 31% of all people who had their tests done (since 24 January 2021) were of Māori ethnicity.
Key messages:
  • Northland DHB services continue to operate with Alert Level 2 precautions in place
  • Patients and visitors will be asked Screening Questions that includes asking if you have travelled or attended one of the Ministry of Health current locations of interest for COVID-19 cases and or had close contact with someone who has been at a current location of interest. 
  • The locations related to the current cases are under review. Please check the locations of interest here – note that these may be updated regularly.
  • Visiting restrictions have been reinstated in all areas. Please scan in with you COVID-19 Tracer App or sign the visitor register when you arrive.
  • In clinic areas and waiting rooms patients should be distanced 1m apart. If this is not possible, patients should wear a mask.
Information about Northland COVID-19 testing centre venues and times can be found at this link. 
   
For Northland under Alert Level 2 

If you:

  • Are sick, stay home. Do not go to work or school. Do not socialise.
  • Have cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms, call your doctor or Healthline and get advice about being tested.
  • Have been told to self-isolate you legally must do so immediately.

You should keep at least:

  • 2 metres in public and in retail stores, like supermarkets and clothes shops.
  • 1 metre in most other places like workplaces, cafes, restaurants and gyms.

Maintain Good Hygiene

It’s important that you use basic hygiene measures, including washing your hands, coughing or sneezing into your elbow and cleaning surfaces.

Doing Business at Alert Level 2

  • All businesses can operate if they can do so safely. Alternative ways of working are encouraged where possible.
  • Talk with your staff to identify risks and ways to manage them.
  • Keep track of where you’ve been
  • We recommend you keep track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen. This helps with rapid contact tracing if it’s required.

Businesses legally must display the NZ COVID Tracer QR code poster - consider displaying a NZ COVID Tracer QR at your home or bach.

Click here to get your NZ COVID Tracer QR code poster

Be kind to each other 

For support with anxiety, distress or mental wellbeing, you can call or text 1737 to talk with a trained counsellor for free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Community Based Testing Centres - Venues and Hours   

Area 

Venue Location

Type of Venue

Days/Hours

Far North

Kaitaia Hospital
29 Redan Road
Kaitaia

Whare at front of the Hospital

Mon and Thurs
10am - 2pm 

       

Hokianga

Rawene

Rawene Hospital

Please call before you come to advise you would like a test 

09-405 7709

       

Mid North  

Kerikeri
Turner Centre 
Cobham Rd

Portacom - please drive right in front of the wheelchair ramp if you don't see nurses outside.

Mon/Wed/Fri
9am - 2pm 

       
 

Kawakawa
2-4 Rayner Street

Ngāti Hine Health Trust
COVID-19 Surveillance

Tues/Wed
10am - 2pm 

       

Mid North  

Kaikohe
113 Broadway Street

 Te Hau Ora O Ngāpuhi - GP Clinic 

 

Te Hau Ora O Ngāpuhi - GP Clinic 

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
0800 484 006 then select Option 2 

       

Kaipara

Dargaville
Dargaville Hospital
Awakino Road
Dargaville

Portacom at the rear of Outpatients 

From 2 March this clinic will be open fortnightly starting with a clinic on 2 March

 

Mon/Thurs
10am - 2pm

       

Whangarei

Kamo
20 Winger Crescent

 

Mon/Wed/Fri
9am-2pm

       
Whangarei Area

Refining NZ
Port Marsden Highway, Ruakaka 

Visitor Centre

Border Workers only  

Mon 
12pm - 8pm 

 

 

General Practices
  • Please only contact Healthline or your general practice for testing (swabbing) advice IF you have symptoms, OR if you have another condition that needs urgent care (today).
  • Click this link to find out if your GP offers COVID-19 testing and when it is available.

  • If you have symptoms, and you have difficulty contacting Healthline (0800 358 5453 ) or your general practice, please:
    • Stay home and look after yourself and your family
    • Try again later.
  • If you need non-urgent care (such as a repeat prescription), please use your patient portal (Manage My Health or similar) if at all possible to reduce the number of phone calls to your general practice

Above all, be patient and be kind

To find your GP service go to this link. 

 

Venue Location

Please Note 

White Cross 

32 Reyburn Street
Whangarei

(09) 470 1083

Urgent Care Clinic

This Urgent Care Clinic provides COVID-19 testing as part of its usual business though it is not a testing centre.

Mon-Fri - 7.30am until 4pm

Sat - 8am until 12pm 

 

We recommend a Northland DHB Community Based Testing Centre or General Practice as the first point of call for a COVID-19 test. 

Prior to contacting White Cross, please check testing availability with your usual GP and the opening hours of a Community Based Testing Centre in your area.

 

Northland DHB COVID-19 Hotline 0800 600 720

  • You can call this number if you have not been notified of your COVID-19 test results AFTER 5 DAYS.
  • The 0800 line is open 8am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.
  • This is not a health advice hotline.  For any health advice call Healthline 0800 611 116 or 111 in an emergency.
  • The COVID-19 Hotline is strictly for COVID-19 test results and information on testing centre locations/times only. 
Māori Health Provider Mobile Clinics

 The Māori Health Provider mobile clinics provide the following services:  

  • General health and wellbeing checks
  • Flu vaccinations.
  Provider Contact Website
 

Whakawhiti Ora Pai - Far North

09 409 7880

https://wop.co.nz/

 

Te Hiku Hauora - Kaitaia

09 408 4024

https://www.tehikuhauora.nz/

 

Whaingaroa Rūnanga - Kaeo

09 405 0340

https://whaingaroa.iwi.nz/

 

Whānau Ora Community Clinic - Whangaroa Health Services Trust - Kaeo

09 405 0355

https://whst.org.nz/

  Hauora Hokianga - Hokianga 09 405 7709 www.hokiangahealth.org.nz/
  Ngāti Hine Health Trust - Kawakawa, Moerewa 0800 737 573 http://nhht.co.nz/
 

Te Hau Ora O Ngāpuhi - Kaikohe

COVID-19 Testing
Wed-Thursday Appt Only

09 405 2647

http://tehauoraongapuhi.org/

Phone 0800 484 006 to make an appointment

  Ki A Ora Ngātiwai

 09 435 4586

https://www.kaont.co.nz/
  Te Ha Oranga - Kaipara 0800 698 342

https://www.tehaoranga.co.nz

  

Current Cases/State 

Go to the Ministry of Health website for detailed current situation and case details.  

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