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Staying well – information for our kaimahi

Thank you for your hard mahi helping our communities stay safe and well! We are grateful for all that you do. 

We've put together some guidance to help you look after your own health and wellbeing too.

If you test positive for COVID-19, are a household close contact or think you have been exposed to COVID-19 at work, please speak to your manager ASAP.

See Te Whatu Ora COVID-19 guidance for return to work for healthcare workers() for more information. 

Resources and FAQs for our kaimahi

Where can I get Rapid Antigen Tests?

You can pick up free RATs for yourself and household members from COVID-19 testing centres and collection sites including some pharmacies

How do I get my free flu jab?

Protect yourself, your whānau, and our vulnerable patients, by getting your seasonal flu vaccination.

You can do this at any local GP or pharmacy.

I need to talk to someone

We have extra support in place for you if you want to have a chat with someone about how you’re feeling.

Raise, the team that manages our employee assistance programme, is running team and individual wellbeing check-ins with a trained professional. You can request help and advice with total confidentiality by calling 0800 735 343, 24/7. You can also book an appointment online at

The check-in is free and completely separate from your existing Raise (employee assistance programme) allowance.

I need some extra help/support

As a member of our staff, you have access to a range of extra support options for when you need help, or when things are tough. Have a talk with your manager, or email our Employee Support Centre