Protect Yourself Against the Coronavirus

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There is a disease called COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). The government has all the important information on their website. The likelihood of a widespread outbreak in New Zealand, with continued vigilance, is low. You can still work to protect yourself against the coronavirus though. The Ministry of Health and government are closely monitoring the situation. They are having daily press conferences and you can find out all the latest information by checking the website or listening to the radio or watching the news.

The numbers to ring if you think you have the virus or want advice or information are 0800 358 5453 or 09 358 5453, or contact your GP.

Please read here for more information, including fact sheets on how to stop the spread of the virus, what to do if you think you have the virus and how to care for people who have the virus. Here is some special information for people who are directly employing staff to care for them.

Aspire Canterbury is a Disability Information Service and are always available to answer your questions, provide support or have a chat. If you have any questions about COVID-19 or anything at all, you can always contact us using the details on our Contact Us page. Community means everything to us and we would like to do what we can to help and support you through this time. Please remember, we are a community resource and hub, we have been providing information, solutions and support for approximately 40 years. If you are uncertain about anything at all, contact us, chances are we may be able to help or connect you to a service that can help.