Covid-19 Preparation

Plan Ahead

Discuss a COVID-19 response plan for your household with your whānau or flatmates. Where will you isolate? Who can support you? Have you got supplies ready? 

COVID-19 Testing

Testing at Maungakiekie Clinic

Maungakiekie Clinic can offer Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT) to enrolled patients who meet the criteria. Please call ahead to ensure that you are eligible and arrange a time to come in. You can still get RAT tests from community testing centres, and only need to see us if you are unwell enough to need a consultation or assessment. 

Unsupervised Rapid Antigen Test (RAT)

RATs are now made available at different locations nationwide. 

Managing COVID-19 At Home


Advice for self-isolation

All COVID-19 positive patients and household contacts are required to isolate. 

Managing your COVID-19 symptoms at home

The Omicron variant of COVID-19 is milder, but more infectious. This means most of us will likely get infected, so it’s important to know what to do when it happens. Here are some great resources to help you manage your symptoms.

Track your symptoms

COVID-19 infection affects everyone differently. Symptoms can be very mild, like a cold, through to more severe, with little warning. We encourage you to track your symptoms and rest at home.

  • Symptom diaries (for adults and children) 

  • If you have any concerns, please phone us, or call Healthline on 0800 611 116 for advice. 

Patient Helpline


COVID-19 Healthline

Provides advice about COVID-19, including exposure, testing, self-isolate, and registers and monitors patients in self-isolation. Available 24 hours, 7 days by calling 0800 358 5453

Whānau Home Quarantine (WhānauHQ)

WhānauHQ Advice Line: 0800 687 647 (0800 OUR MIQ) – patients can call for assistance with questions about community-supported isolation and quarantine (CIQ).

1737 – Need to talk?

A free service dedicated for New Zealanders feeling down, anxious, a bit overwhelmed or just need a chat. Free call or text 1737 any time, 24 hours a day. You’ll get to talk (or text) with a trained counsellor.

Have a different question?

You can now use the Health Navigator website to find out information about your health conditions, medicines and much more, without any data on your phone. Tell your friends and whānau.