Covid-19 September Update
At the very end of August New Zealand moved to Alert Level 2.5 in Auckland and Alert Level 2 for the rest of the country due to community transmission of COVID.
ZOOM Pharmacy is an essential service and remains open during Alert Levels 2 & 2.5. Fast delivery of medicine orders continues, for ZOOM it’s business as usual. ZOOM remains committed to continuing to serve all their customers as well as they always do. Stay safe, and if you have a question just give ZOOM a call on 0508 966 622 – they’re here to help!
Who is at increased risk?
The outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) started in China and has now spread through the rest of the world. The picture is changing daily.
People of any age with the following conditions are at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19:
- Chronic kidney disease
- COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
- Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant
- Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 or higher)
- Serious heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
- Sickle cell disease
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus
However, it’s important to remember that significantly more people have survived the infection, versus those who have died from the infection.
What are the symptoms?
The illness starts with a fever, followed by a dry cough. Around a week later shortness of breath appears which may require hospitalisation.
The symptoms of a COVID-19 infection are similar to other flu-like diseases. Having these symptoms does not mean you are infected with COVID-19. It is more likely these symptoms are related to an infection caused by another virus.
COVID-19 is difficult to avoid as it may be passed on by people who do not yet show obvious signs of being unwell. The time between being in contact with an infected person and signs of infection in a second person is between one and 14 days.
Minimise spread – stay at home
Almost all countries around the world have taken stringent measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 by locking down and imposing significant travel restrictions. At the very end of August New Zealand moved to Alert Level 2.5 in Auckland and Alert Level 2 for the rest of the country.
What should I do?
If you need medical attention, call ahead and get advice on how to organise a visit to the doctor in a way that keep others safe.
For Ministry of Health assessment and testing information on who should get assessed for a COVID-19 test, how testing works and where to get tested, click here.
For Ministry of Health protecting yourself and others from COVID-19 advice, click here.
For Ministry of Health mental health and wellbeing resources and tools to support your mental wellbeing, click here.
To protect yourself and your family:
- stay at home, stay in your ‘bubble’
- regularly wash hands for at least 20 seconds with warm water and soap and dry thoroughly
- cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze and cough
- avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms
Face mask or covering is recommended – buy now!
To buy Protective Face Masks simply click ‘Buy now’ below OR call 0508 966 622 OR order and pay on our website (go to the PRICING tab) OR let us know if you want to load your order into your ZOOM app so you can pay there.
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CNN’s Dr Sanjay Gupta demonstrates in the following video how to make, wear and clean a face mask from materials you are bound to have at home. His face covering only takes less than one minute to make.
Bring the pharmacy to you
ZOOM Pharmacy delivers prescription medicine direct to your door, repeats are organised for you.
Ensure you have enough medicine at home. Check out ZOOM Pharmacy’s medicine delivery service – direct to your doorstep.
Be prepared. Get ZOOM to help you manage your meds. FreePhone 0508 966 622 or visit zoompharmacy.co.nz to find out more.