COVID-19 Update | Northland DHB

COVID-19 Update

Liz Inch,

The Prime Minister has just announced a significant escalation in New Zealand’s response to COVID-19. By midnight on Wednesday New Zealand will be at alert level 4, which means that only essential healthcare services – in hospitals, general practice, pharmacy, and elsewhere in the community - will remain open.  All other services will be shut down nationally. This will mean that almost all planned care, including surgery, will be postponed.

From a public health perspective, this is the right decision. It allows us the very best opportunity to stop and contain the spread of COVID-19 in Aotearoa. If we all do our bit, unite against COVID-19 and follow official advice we have the best chance of protecting ourselves and our loved ones.

Regular updates will be posted here and on our Facebook page (external link)

Visit the COVID-19 New Zealand Government(external link) page for all other information.

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