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Wednesday 6 April 2022 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Health, National


Changes to public health assistance
The Tupapa Health Clinic team with public health nurse Ake Teiotu (seated left) are part of the frontline response to the Covid-19 pandemic. MATTHEW LITTLEWOOD/22031803

Te Marae Ora public health team members have not escaped Covid-19 infections and as a result a number are currently isolating.

To still be able to provide support to others who test positive, the following temporary process will apply from tomorrow and until further notice.

If members of the public test positive while in their place of work, at a testing station or elsewhere away from their home, and can drive to their local health clinic on their way home, they are advised to do so.

People are asked to call the Health Clinic in advance to let them know they have tested positive and are coming to collect an isolation pack.

A contactless transfer will then be able to take place.

From the local health clinic, people will be able to collect their isolation packs, comprising of RAT test kits, an “in isolation” order, welfare pack information, flag and other general information, and then proceed to their home to complete their isolation period.

If people are not well enough to visit their local clinic, then please call the clinic once you get home and Public Health will arrange for the delivery of your Isolation pack.