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What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a type of coronavirus.

Outbreaks have occurred overseas, and we are conscious about preventing the spread in our community.

If you have the following travel or contact history or any of the symptoms outlined below,

Please call and ask to speak to the preadmission nurse; 07 957 3959 extn 2

Following further assessment, your planned surgery may be postponed, and another date provided.

I am due to visit Anglesea Hospital but have recently travelled to one of the countries on the travel restricted list. What should I do?

Please call and ask to speak to the preadmission nurse: 07 957 3959 extn 2

There are simple steps you can take to protect you and your family/whanau.

If you have recently travelled please read the following:

Symptoms The symptoms of COVID-19 are:

These symptoms do not necessarily mean you have COVID-19. The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu.

How it spreads COVID-19, like the flu, can be spread from person to person. When a person who has COVID-19 coughs, sneezes or talks, they may spread droplets containing the virus a short distance, which quickly settle on surrounding surfaces.

You may get infected by the virus if you touch those surfaces or objects and then touch your mouth, nose or eyes.

That’s why it’s really important to use good hygiene, regularly wash and thoroughly dry your hands, and use good cough etiquette.