Is there anything we can do at home to be prepared should COVID make it into the community?
Yes, Preventive measures include physical or social distancing, quarantining, ventilation of indoor spaces, covering coughs and sneezes, hand washing, and keeping unwashed hands away from the face. The use of face masks or coverings when out in public and using the contact tracing app such as RockSafe.
What else would be helpful?
Most people will get mild or moderate illness from Covid 19 and could be managed at home. Items that would help with symptoms in your house could include some pain relief, throat lozenges, cough medicine, ice blocks and vapour rubs. Also think about having some face coverings, hand sanitiser, gloves, tissues, rubbish bags and cleaning products. Also make sure you have a supply of food such as tined items.
Make a family plan and think about who would bring you food and water.? Is there a room in the house that you could use to minimise contact with someone who has Covid symptoms?
Should I go to the hospital if I think I have Covid?
No- Contact the hospital health team and they will advise you and your family of the next steps. Please do not leave the house and remain in your family bubble. Consider putting a note on your door so visitors do not enter your home.
Contact Niue Foou Hospital for further direction on +683 4100