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Got a cough, runny nose or sore throat?

For the winter of 2020 and until we are sure there is no more COVID-19 in New Zealand, you must talk to your doctor about ANY runny nose, cough, sore throat, fever or flu-like symptoms. Phone us to discuss, even if you think you just have a mild cold.

The possible symptoms of COVID-19 are very broad and range from no symptoms at all through to increasing breathing problems, leading to needing to go straight to hospital. They include:

  • cough

  • sore throat

  • shortness of breath

  • head cold or loss of smell

  • with or without fever. 


While the most common cause of a cough, sore throat or runny nose is a viral infection such as a cold or the flu, it still needs to be checked out by a doctor in case it's COVID-19.  If you have ANY of those symptoms, please phone the clinic on 09 570 2999 for advice. We will ask you some questions and assess whether you need a COVID-19 test. If your symptoms are mild and are not related to COVID-19, you can find some helpful tips for managing them in this handout: 

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Read about these symptoms and related conditions:

Seek urgent medical advice if you or someone you are caring for develop any of these danger symptoms:  

  • severe headache or neck pain

  • light hurts your eyes

  • drowsy, floppy or difficult to wake

  • skin rash

  • high fever (38 to 40 degrees Celsius) that doesn’t come down (especially if you are pregnant)

  • unusual or high-pitched cry.

If you are unsure what to do, phone us day or night on 09 570 2999 for advice.

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