Stay Safe. Stay in your Bubble. Stay well.
For the latest information, frequently visit the TCDC COVID-19 Website by clicking here
Coronaviruses are a broad range of viruses which at one end of the spectrum cause the common cold, but at the other end, cause potentially fatal diseases such as MERS and SARS. Click Here for further details.
The main features of Covid-19 are fever, cough, chest tightness, fatigue, headache and shortness of breath. In many cases, people in the community will have minor symptoms or may be asymptomatic. It appears that 80% will have mild symptoms or none, 15% will be severely unwell and 5% critically unwell.
The most at risk are the elderly and those with significant co-existing chronic illness
Hahei must be one of the best places to isolate in NZ. We are at the end of a road, have a supportive community, access to food supplies and emergency medical attention. There are a few unique local situations we should be aware of:
DOC has closed its tracks and indeed have erected cones at start of the Cathedral Cove track at the top car park. They have valid reasons for doing this which include
Please be sensible and stay off these tracks.
Shane and Danae are providing a wonderful service at the shop. Along with their staff, they are a great asset to our community. At present they are allowing one customer in at a time. Please form an orderly line outside and be aware that if you sit at a table, the virus could be on that surface. It is better to stand and if the queue is long, go for a walk and come back. They are also providing a delivery service for the elderly and the chronically unwell. This is a great service, works well and can be accessed by emailing your list to firstname.lastname@example.org
As the lockdown heads to four weeks, or possibly longer, there becomes an increased risk that our moods could alter leading to anxiety and depression or exacerbate these conditions. It is important to stay in touch. Regularly phone a family member or friend. Receiving such a call is a real boost, as is sending one. Use the various social media apps available. Old friends in particular will enjoy and be grateful for the contact. If you are on your daily walk and see someone you know, call out, make contact and share the moment – at a distance of two metres of course!
Some important phone numbers: