On this page:
- Getting a test
- Hawke's Bay case update
- Hawke's Bay COVID-19 vaccination information
- Current visiting policy
- Looking after yourself
- Welfare and mental health support and resources
All COVID-19 requirements removed
Effective from 12:01am Tuesday 15 August, the 7 day mandatory isolation period, and wearing of face masks for visitors in healthcare facilities, was removed.
Mask wearing remains an important way we can prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19. Please respect a healthcare facility/hospital's policy on mask wearing when visiting as you may be asked to wear a mask in particular situations or locations within a healthcare facility to help protect those at higher risk.
It's important that you get tested, even if you are fully vaccinated as vaccinated people can get mild symptoms.
Please get tested if:
- you are feeling unwell with cold or flu symptoms, no matter how mild the symptoms
- you are a Household Contact of a positive case.
How do I get a test?
Find up-to-date information about how to access free Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) here
Reporting your result
See here for information about how to report your RAT results.
Some visitor restrictions for all Te Whatu Ora Te Matau a Māui Hawke’s Bay hospitals and health facilities remain in place, but we have relaxed others.
It is important to look after your mental health and wellbeing as well as your physical health. It is okay to feel stressed or anxious.
For advice about taking care of yourself visit the COVID-19 Health Hub.
It’s OK to ask for help.
For welfare support see COVID-19-support.
Mental health support
The following apps, e-therapy tools, offer practical mental health support:
- Mentemia, developed by mental health advocate Sir John Kirwan and entrepreneur Adam Clark, contains practical tips and techniques to help take control of your mental wellbeing.
- Melon provides a health journal, resources and self awareness tools to help people manage their emotional wellbeing.
- Staying on Track uses cognitive behavioural therapy to develop practical strategies to cope with stress and disruption to everyday life from COVID-19.
- Sparklers at home - tools for parents called to help them talk with their primary-school aged children about their own mental health.
- Trouble in your Bubble – some great ideas to cope in stressful times from Le Va.
- Find more resources on Healthify.nz