Although we've managed COVID-19 well in Aotearoa so far, there are members of our whānau who are at higher risk. 

It's important that we continue to protect them. 

Kaumātua and those with long term health conditions are most at risk of COVID-19.

If you are over the age of 65 years or have health conditions (listed below), you are more likely to get sick:

  • High blood pressure

  • Heart problems

  • Asthma and other breathing problems

  • Diabetes 

  • Cancer and some blood problems

  • Kidney problems

  • Other health problems which mean you are more likely to get sick

If you feel unwell and start to show any symptoms of COVID-19, you should contact your GP to seek a COVID-19 test.