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Keeping our communities safe

Our Covid-19 checklist

We've compiled a checklist to help with your preparations should you contract Covid-19.

Are you prepared?

Should you contract COVID-19 or another illness and become unwell, let’s work out what you need to have planned.

Next of kin/local support

What support do you have locally? If your next of kin aren’t living close to you, do you have friends who can help with tasks? Consider a key contact list with descriptions of who they are and what they can provide.

Partnered living

If only one of you has contracted COVID-19, what will the other do? Consider a plan of action. This will also be guided by the Public Health Unit.

Entertainment and activity

Do you have access to entertainment and/or physical activity to maintain your wellbeing if you are required to isolate in your home?

Technological capability and competency

Do you have access to a smartphone, or a computer? You may need to set up video calling for a virtual assessment with a healthcare professional.

Communication barriers

If you are not capable of communicating over the phone easily with a health professional, consider organising someone who can support you.

Download preparing for Covid-19 checklist

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COVID symptoms

If you have any of these symptoms, please stay home and contact a healthcare professional or a member of your village team. If you are having trouble breathing, call 111 immediately.

  • Breathlesness
  • Loss of smell or taste
  • Headache
  • Body aches or sore muscles
  • Fatigue
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose or sneezing
  • New cough
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Fever or chills

Medical information

If you contract COVID-19, you will need to isolate for 7 days — from the day you have symptoms or first receive a positive test result.

We will need you to get tested on day 7 of your self-isolation period. If this test is negative, the whole household can complete isolation at the same time and can use the communal facilities of the village.

You can end your self-isolation on the same day as the first person with COVID-19 in your household, provided you have no new or worsening symptoms and your tests are negative.

Household close contacts are required to test on day 3 and day 7 of the self isolation period. The maximum amount of time a household close contact will need to isolate is 7 days, unless they test positive for COVID-19 during this time.

If tests are positive, you need to start 7 days of isolation as a case. If symptoms develop at any stage, you need to self-isolate for 7 days as a probable case.

We want you to be prepared for this.

What to do when self-isolating

Self-isolation means staying at home for the whole time you are required to be there. It also means taking common-sense precautions to avoid any contact with those you live with.

Avoid contact with others you live with

For example, sleep by yourself and limit the time you spend in shared spaces. If you cannot, you should stay at least 2-metres apart and wear a face mask that covers your nose and mouth when near others.

Do not share items with others in your household

your household. For example, dishes, toothbrushes, and towels.

Do your own laundry

Do not have visitors in your home

This includes tradespeople, unless it is an emergency.

Clean and disinfect surfaces regularly

This includes items frequently touched like door handles, light switches and phones.

We recommend opening windows

To increase fresh air flow inside. The risk of spreading COVID-19 is highest in crowded and poorly ventilated indoor spaces.

If you need food, prescriptions or essential items

Get friends or family to leave them on your doorstep, or get supplies delivered. A team member from your Arvida community can also help with essentials.

When you are self-isolating as a close contact, you can leave home to exercise but not to any shared facilities.There are some other limited circumstances you can leave home but only if you wear a face mask at all times.

What's your plan?

We are following advice from the Government who has set out measures for GP’s and the DHB to provide care and monitoring, if you contract COVID-19.

However, because you live in an Arvida Community we want to ensure that you are all provided with the support you need.

To assist us to do this, we recommend you prepare the information below. If you are happy to share this information, please bring this to reception where we will handle it with privacy and confidentiality, otherwise we recommend you have this ready in your home to share if required.

Manage your preparations with this checklist