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Whakarite kia rite - tips to prepare you for Summer

This is provided by Te Korowai Hauraki o Hauraki

The blooming Pohutukawa trees decorating our coastlines are a good indication that the festive season is just around the corner. This a time that is all about getting outdoors, heading to the beach, taking summer roadies, and gathering for the many summer-break and whānau- family events happening across Aotearoa.

To support whānau to be in the best shape for the summer break, Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki have organised for their Summer Roadie (SMR Ora) team to be out and about in our Hauraki rohe over the next few weeks - starting with the Peninsula.

To kick things off, our Summer Roadie team will be visiting Whitianga on Friday 9 December and Coromandel on Friday 16 December, to support family - whānau of these communities with any health checks, immunisations, supply of RAT kits and just being available to support people with any health information that they should need to prepare themselves for the summer break.

In the meantime, and for those of our whānau who are already planning their summer holidays, here are a few prep tips from our team……

· For those heading away from home for the holidays:

Having a Plan in place for your whanau, should someone become ill, is important. By adding some “COVID essentials”, like Rapid Antigen Test, to First Aid kits is a good option. The Rourou Kit, available on our website has many tips and tricks to help prepare whānau for times of self-isolation.

· Test, Register and Rest - If anyone in your whānau starts to experience symptoms of COVID:

Registering COVID-19 test results is very important, especially for accessing support if you should test positive. Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki provides both clinical and welfare support throughout Hauraki. If you should require any advice with how to register your results or just need some support whilst resting (in self-isolation) then contact the team on 0508 835 676.

· Check on repeat prescriptions and to book in for any boosters:


The second COVID-19 booster is now available for anyone over 50 years of age. For whānau who are Maori and Pacific, the second COVID-19 booster is now available to those over 40 years of age.

Whānau, we know the holiday period can be quite stressful - especially when health concerns arise. Please know that you can contact Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki on 0508 835 676 for assistance and advice. For those of our whānau in distress, please call our Hinengaro Hotline 0508 111 555.

Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki is a not-for-profit, incorporated society providing affordable health and wellness services across the Hauraki rohe (district) for everyone in our community.


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