COVID-19 Advisory

Update to ALERT LEVEL 2
17/11/2021

Little London is taking precautions to protect our staff and most vulnerable patients from avoidable spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Remember, Covid vaccinations are our best defence. Anyone aged 12years and over can now book on 0800 28 29 26 or at www.bookmyvaccine.covid19.health.nz

We are here to help – we can offer phone or video consultations wherever possible to reduce unnecessary contact in our practice. But if you do need to be seen in person, you will be.

If you need an appointment our advice is STAY AT HOME – USE THE PHONE. Do not come into the practice.

When you phone Little London:

  1. Please be ready to tell the receptionist – your full name and the primary reason for calling, eg a prescription, an appointment; and whether that appointment is urgent or not urgent.

  2. Please advise the receptionist if you have any of these symptoms:

  • Fever

  • Cough

  • Runny nose

  • Sore throat

  • Shortness of breath

  • Loss of smell or taste

 AND please tell us if you have recently been in Auckland; had contact with a positive case; returned from overseas or had contact with someone who has been overseas.

Your appointment

 

Please do not come inside the practice – if you have made an “in-person” appointment, please wait in your car and phone to let us know you have arrived (07 839 5004).

Please wear a mask to your appointment. You should wear a mask whenever you leave your home.
 

Prescriptions and lab forms

 

We will send all requested prescriptions directly to your pharmacy and all lab requests directly to your preferred branch of Pathlab.
 

Covid-19 testing

If you simply require a Covid19 swab you can go directly to the Covid-19 Swab Centre at Founders Theatre in Hamilton.
 

If you are unwell and think you could have Covid-19, please phone the COVID-19 Healthline – 0800 358 5453 and they will advise you on what to do. This is especially important if you are a border worker, have been in MIQ, or have been to a location of interest such as Auckland.
 

If you become severely ill, especially with shortness of breath or fever, please go directly to the emergency department of your nearest hospital or call 111 if you need to.

 

For more information and regular updates on the situation in New Zealand, please refer to the Ministry of Health website: -https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus