Stay safe during Labour Weekend Please remember to take all the usual precautions this Labour Weekend. Long weekends and fine weather are a great opportunity to socialise – but keep doing those good hygiene practices to protect our hard won gains. for all updates: www.covid19.govt.nz
If you’re sick
If you have cold or flu symptoms we recommend you stay home, and call your doctor or Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for advice about getting tested.
- a new or worsening cough
- a fever of at least 38°C
- shortness of breath
- sore throat
- sneezing and runny nose
- temporary loss of smell.
These symptoms do not necessarily mean you have COVID-19. The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as colds and flu.
Shortness of breath is a sign of possible pneumonia and requires immediate medical attention.
Less common symptoms
Some people may also have less common symptoms such as only:
- muscle pain
- nausea and vomiting
- confusion and irritability.
If you have any of these symptoms, contact your doctor, Healthline or your iwi health provider.
Time for symptoms to appear
We do not yet know how long symptoms take to show after a person has been infected, but current World Health Organization assessments suggest that it’s 2 to 10 days.