COVID-19 Level 1

24 Apr 2020 | Announcements

Ka rawe!  Thank you to all that everyone has done over the past three months to eliminate COVID-19 in New Zealand.  We are pleased to report that under level 1 we will no longer need many of the restrictions that we used in levels 2 and 3.  We are back to offering face to face clinic appointments in Dunedin, Invercargill and Queenstown, however we have found Zoom telehealth consultations to be more convenient for many people, so we will continue to offer these as an option where appropriate.  Operating has returned to a normal schedule, however as with the rest of the health care system we are having to deal with backlogs caused by the COVID-19 lockdown and apologise in advance for any delays these cause.

As part of the new normal we will be maintaining enhanced cleaning practices before and after clinic consultations.  We will also have hand sanitiser available at all our locations as well as QR codes for the government supported NZ Covid Tracer app and ask that you use these prior to your consultation.  We do also ask that if you are at all unwell that you contact us rather than attend a clinic or hospital in person.  In particular please contact us if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Cough
  • Runny nose, sneezing, post-nasal drip
  • Sore throat
  • Fever or measured temperature greater than 37.5 degrees
  • Breathlessness
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Are a close or casual contact of a person with probable or confirmed COVID-19

Thank you again for your ongoing support during this time.