HNZ: COVID-19 Care in the Community update for primary care - 12 September 2022

Kia ora 

We would be grateful if you can please pass on the following COVID-19 Care in the Community updates to your networks where relevant. 

COVID-19 outbreak response 

  • The Government has announced today the COVID-19 Protection Framework will end at 11.59pm tonight, Monday 12 September, along with other changes to mask wearing, isolation, vaccinations and wider access to COVID-19 antivirals. 

COVID-19 Care in the Community 

  • Pharmac has widened access to three antiviral medicines to treat early COVID-19 from this Wednesday, September 14, which more than doubles the size of the eligible population. 
  • Updated claiming guidance for primary care clinical assessments of COVID-19 patients comes into effect from Wednesday, 14 September, and is linked to Pharmac’s access criteria for antiviral medicines. For any questions about these changes, please contact  
  • A video is now available for the MPX (Monkeypox) and COVID-19 update for primary care webinar, which was held on 31 August. You can watch the video here

Noho ora mai 

COVID Care in the Community Team

waea pūkoro: +64 27 380 9971 | īmēra:

133 Molesworth Street, Thorndon, Wellington 6011

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