Whether vaccinated or unvaccinated, everyone should prepare for what you need to do if you get COVID-19.
Being ready for getting COVID-19 is about making sure you and your household have a plan and know what to do. It will mean your whānau and community can help each other if needed.
1) Make a plan
You need to work out what you will do if someone in your household tests positive for COVID-19 — the entire household will need to stay home.
Identify people outside of your home who could help if your household is isolating, for example, by dropping off food or supplies. Services like The Student Volunteer Army can help with drop-offs, and Work and Income might help with costs.
Learn more here.
2) Have what you need
Work out what you will need to help yourself and those around you. For example:
- Make a list of whānau information
- Gather things you enjoy
- Put together a wellness kit
- Make sure you have something to help you with COVID-19 symptoms
Learn more here.
3) Know and share your plan
Make sure the people who matter know what they will need to do.
Have a house meeting, so everyone (including younger ones) knows what to do, how to support each other and who to contact if someone gets sick or has to go to the hospital. Share your plan with wider whānau, neighbours and regular manuhiri/visitors and talk to them about what you will need them to do and how you can help each other.
4) Reach out to friends and whānau
We are all in this together, and we will get through together. Stay connected, support your friends, whānau and workmates, and find out what your community is doing. Learn more here.