FAQ

What Is Coronavirus Disease?

Coronavirus can make humans and animals sick. Some can cause illnesses similar to the common cold and others cause more serious ill- nesses, including severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS)

What Are the Symptoms of Covid-19?

Symptoms include (but are not limited to) fever, cough, diarrhoea and difficulty breathing. Difficulty breathing is a sign of possible pneumo- nia and requires immediate medical attention. It can take up to 14 days for symptoms to show after a person has been infected.

The Four Stages of Covid-19 Cook Islands Emergency Response Plan:

BLUE: Preparation and Readiness (Delay entry of disease)
YELLOW: Alert (Delay widespread disease transmission)
RED: Activation (Mitigate impact of disease)
GREEN: Post-Event (Recovery)

Feeling Worried, Anxious and Unsettled?

It’s normal to worry, but sometimes our worries can get out of control. The right knowledge and a little planning can help prepare yourself and your family.

  • Take Control: Follow the advice given by Te Marae Ora
  • Be Flexible: You may have to change plans
  • Be Prepared: Have a plan for your family
  • Look out for each other: Be kind and take care of each other

If it is all getting out of control for you, please talk to someone - call 25664.

What Do I Do if I Am Feeling Sick? Who Do I Contact?

For Health-related questions or concerns, please contact the Healthline on 0800 1800; 0800 1801; 0800 1802 or go direct to your Puna.

What Are the Key Public Health Measures I Should Always Practise?
  • Wash your hands regularly (at least 20 seconds) with soap or hand sanitiser
  • Maintain physical distancing of 2 metres from other people as much as possible, other than those in your home (the small group of people you are in supervised quarantine with)
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with your arm/elbow
  • Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid hugs, kisses or shaking hands
  • Clean and disinfect frequently used surfaces regularly