Detailed information about current cases of COVID-19 on the West Coast is available on the Ministry of Health website.
This map image shows COVID-19 case numbers in each territorial local authority in the West Coast District Health Board’s region.
Daily updates can also be found on the West Coast DHB’s Facebook page. You can also view previous daily COVID-19 case number maps below.
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Some visitor restrictions for all Te Whatu Ora Te Tai o Poutini West Coast health facilities remain in place, but we have relaxed others.
There is still a heightened risk to vulnerable people in hospital and so people must continue to wear a mask when visiting any of our facilities and follow other advice designed to keep patients, staff and other visitors safe.
Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as our staff work hard to protect and care for some of the most vulnerable in our community.
Visitors are welcome at our Aged Care Residential facilities, subject to the space available. All visitors must wear a surgical mask.
Te Nīkau Hospital & Health Centre
Open: 8.00am – 4.00pm
Food and drinks are currently being served in takeaway containers only.
Visiting hours remain unchanged.
Te Nīkau Hospital & Health Centre
|Children's Ward||8:00am - 8:00pm|
|Critical Care Unit||10:00am - 01:00pm
03:00pm - 08:00pm
|General Ward||10:00am - 02:00pm
04:00pm - 08:00pm
|Maternity Ward||10:00am - 12:00pm
04:00pm - 08:00pm
|Manaakitanga Mental Health Unit||02:00pm - 08:00pm|
Buller Health Centre
|Foote Ward ||Foote Ward is currently closed to overnight admissions until further notice – more information.|
|Kawatiri Maternity||10:00am - 02:00pm
03:30pm - 08:00pm
More COVID-19 related health information can be found on the Ministry of Health website www.health.govt.nz/covid-19
For information about the national response to COVID-19, go to www.covid19.govt.nz
Rapid antigen tests (RATs) are available across the Coast. There is no criteria. You don’t need to be unwell or have symptoms. Anyone who needs RATs can collect a free pack for you and your whānau from a RAT collection site.
RAT collection site details are available online at: COVID-19 Testing • West Coast • Healthpoint
Free face masks are also available from RAT collections sites (subject to availability).
Remember to report your RAT result
You should report the results of your rapid antigen test (RAT) if you test positive or negative. You can do this online through My Covid Record. Log in to the site, click ‘Report a test result’, and follow the steps.
If you are having trouble using My Covid Record, you can report the results of your RAT over the phone by calling 0800 222 478 and choose option 3.
If you get a positive rapid antigen test (RAT) result:
You can also report a RAT result for someone else through your own My Covid Record account. To make a report on behalf of someone else you will need their NHI number, full name and date of birth.
If the person you’re reporting for doesn’t have an NHI number call 0800 222 478 and press 3.
As per Ministry of Health Guidelines:
We know that some people who have a disability or health condition may not be able to wear a face mask safely or comfortably. If you cannot wear one, you can get a communication card. You can show your communication card when needed, for example to a taxi driver.
More information including how to apply for a face mask communication card is available on the Ministry of Health’s website – here.
COVID-19 (formerly known as novel coronavirus) is a respiratory illness that can be transmitted from person to person through droplets. It has spread to every continent except Antarctica and over 170 countries and territories have laboratory-confirmed cases.
It appears that most cases identified to date have mild to moderate illness. In severe cases, though, the virus can cause pneumonia and severe acute respiratory infection.
More information about accessing healthcare can be found on www.covid19.govt.nz
Public health staff are working with border agencies to ensure New Zealand citizens and residents returning home are screened as they enter the country, and aware of the need to self-isolate and understand what that entails. Self-isolation means avoiding situations where you could infect other people. People who have to self-isolate are also asked to register with Healthline’s COVID-19 advice line by phoning 0800 358 5453.
Staff at airports and ports have information on hand that advises people what to look out for and what to do if they get symptoms.
Page last updated: 16 September 2022
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