Wellington will move up to Covid-19 alert level 2 from 6pm on Wednesday, after a tourist from Sydney was found to have tested positive.
The alert level for Wellington, which includes the Wairarapa region, Kāpiti Coast and Ōtaki, is expected to remain in place until 11.59pm on Sunday. The rest of New Zealand will remain at alert level 1.
As previously, we will remain open and operate normally wherever possible. In order for us to protect vulnerable patients (eg babies, elderly, people with chronic illness, people taking immunosuppressants) it is crucial for patients with cough, cold, or flu symptoms to contact us by telephone first. This allows us to use necessary infection control measures and keep everyone safe. We will continue to screen all patients for cold and flu symptoms and may book you for a phone appointment if there is any risk.
If you can be treated over the phone, we would ask you to book a phone consultation to to avoid congestion in our waiting room and minimise your risk of exposure.
We have a drop box in the foyer for patients to drop in forms and paperwork without needing to enter the building.
We would like to remind our patients and the wider community to be vigilant with hygiene and physical distancing.