Kia ora koutou (hello everyone),
While the Government retired the COVID-19 Protection Framework (also known as the traffic light system) earlier this month, you must still wear a face mask at most healthcare services. For example:
- doctors' clinics — like our practice
- community and iwi health providers
- pharmacies (but not those inside supermarkets)
- urgent care services, such as after-hours clinics
- dentists and oral health services
- disability support services
- residential care for older people and people with disabilities
- other health services (such as optometrists and physiotherapists)
If you cannot wear a face mask, you can apply for a Mask Exemption Pass. You don't have to show a Mask Exemption Pass. However, it can help make it easier to explain that a face mask is unsuitable for you.
Please let our team know if you're unable to wear a face mask when booking an appointment. Safety is at the heart of everything we do, and we want to ensure we can help you in a way that caters to your unique situation.
Ngā mihi (thanks),
The Ruatahi Medical Centre Team
PLEASE NOTE: While we can usually provide a mask, the team kindly asks everyone to bring their own.