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Taking care of your mental wellbeing during COVID-19

We are in uncertain and unprecedented times, and everyone will respond differently to how COVID-19 is impacting them. It’s important not only to look after your physical health but also your mental health. It’s completely normal to be feeling a wide range of emotions, including being worried, anxious and scared. As we are all encouraged to socially distance, it is very important to stay connected with friends and whānau using technology and telephone contact.

The Ministry of Health has a list o...

The vaccination is safe

... then, millions of people around the world of all different ages, gender and ethnicities have received the vaccine with great results. From these studies, we know that the vaccine has a good safety record.

The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine will not give you COVID-19. There is no possibility it could affect your DNA/genes. The chance of you having a severe allergic reaction is very rare, but if you do our vaccinators have been trained to respond immediately and know exactly what to do.

The Pfizer/Bio...

COVID-19 testing in Hamilton

COVID-19 testing in HamiltonDemand at our community testing centres in Hamilton is currently very high. You have other options.  

Have you rung Healthline to discuss your symptoms and to find out if they recommend a test? It’s free to call: 0800 358 5453

GP practices across Hamilton and Waikato are also swabbing for COVID-19. Ring first for an appointment.

Have you rung your doctor for more information and to make an appointment?
You may be more comfortable waiting at home until your appointm...

Waikato primary birth facilities - Labour, birth and postnatal care during COVID-19 Level 3

We know that the birth of your baby is a very important time for you and your whānau and you may be apprehensive about giving birth when COVID is circulating in the community. Primary birth facilities are working very hard to ensure the birth centre environment is safe for you, your baby and support person as well as staff and other women and babies in their care.  This has meant changes to how things work in primary birth facilities.

When you go into labour  

All Waikato primary birth facilit...

Booking a COVID-19 vaccination

The COVID-19 vaccination rollout is well underway in the Waikato DHB takiwā. Our immunity against COVID-19 is incredibly important and getting vaccinated is the best way to protect you, your whānau and your community. The vaccine is free and there’s enough for everyone.

When can I book my vaccination?Bookings are now open for everyone in Aotearoa New Zealand aged 12 and over. You don't need to wait for an invitation. 

Step 1: Be preparedWhen you book, it’s a good idea to have your NHI (Na...

How do I lead my remote team?

Quick reads
Managing and self-managing when working from home
Leading teams at Alert Level 4
Detailed reads
Now is the time for leadership
How to support remote teams through COVID 19
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Are you ok? Simon Sinek
Leading a remote team
5 tips for remote team communications

Do I need to wear a mask?

If you need to travel to see a health professional, a face mask should be worn. For example, people with symptoms of COVID-19 who are asked to undertake a test should wear a face mask during their travel to the appropriate testing facility.

For current advice visit the Ministy of Health website.

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