COVID-19 Update March 27

COVID-19 Update March 27

27 March 2020

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Free mobile health service for all whānau

10 July 2020

Te Korowai Hauyora o Hauraki is operating a Mobile health clinic FREE to everyone - enrolled and non-enrolled whānau. Offering FREE flu vaccinations,  COVID 19 testing & other health checks including Sexual Health Cardiovascular Risk Assessments (CVRAs); Diabetic Annual Reviews (DARs); Referrals to other services; general health  literacy and navigation. 


COVID-19 swabbing centre re-opens in Thames

25 June 2020

The Thames Community-Based Assessment Centre at Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki reopened today to recommence community swabbing for COVID-19. 

CBAC clinics around the country were formally closed down just before Queen’s Birthday Weekend following continued COVID-19 clearance, with GP practices continuing to take swabs as required for their normal enrolled population.

An increase in COVID-19 testing requirements comes after New Zealand recorded its first two new COVID-19 cases in three weeks on June 16 when two travellers returning from the UK tested positive, those numbers subsequently rising to the current 11 active cases.

The CBAC will be open for three weeks and then procedures will be reassessed. It will be run out of Room 1 at Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki, 210 Richmond Street, Thames. People who suspect they have been in contact with COVID-19, or who have symptoms they need checking should first phone Te Korowai on FREEPHONE 0508 835 676. They will then be given instructions about when and how to come to the clinic, including remaining in their car until a nurse comes to their vehicle to take a swab. It is important people remain in their cars and do not come into the clinic.

CBAC testing is available to everyone in the community. People can still get tested through their regular GP but need to follow the same safety guidelines by phoning them first.  Health Te Aroha GOP clinic in Te Aroha also has a swabbing facility.

Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki CEO Riana Manuel says it is important for people not to panic and to remain kind.

“The people who returning from overseas are New Zealanders,” she says referring to the backlash some returning New Zealanders have received from some members of the public.

New Zealand has 1516 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 to date.

Nationally, testing numbers increased this week, with a total of 3402 tests carried out across the country on Monday, more than doubling from 1527 the previous Monday. 

Symptoms of COVID-19 Symptoms are similar to a range of other illnesses such as the flu and do not necessarily mean that you have it. Symptoms include fever, coughing and difficulty breathing, which can be also be attributed to other illnesses.

For more information, go to the Ministry of health website -


COVID-19 tracer app

9 June 2020

NZ COVID Tracer app

The NZ COVID Tracer app has now recorded 535,000 registrations – that’s an increase of 13,000 since this time yesterday.

We continue to encourage as many people as possible to download and use the app. This will support our contact tracing efforts in Level 1.

The number of posters created by businesses is now 40,703. The total number of poster scans to date is 775,556.

There are also email addresses to contact our team if people need help. 

The mailbox for app feedback is

The mailbox for businesses/organisations who want help with their QR codes is

Feedback sought on Te Korowai virtual services during COVID-19

15 May 2020

Kia ora e te whānau - we'd love to hear how you're feeling about using online platforms to access our services during the COVID-19 lockdown, so we've created a really short survey which you can access here:

We have some $50 Pak'n'Save vouchers to give away to three lucky participants, so go ahead and let us know what you think by filling out our survey form.

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