Coronavirus

February 12, 2020

Some of our members have asked about measures that they can take to safeguard themselves and their families against a potential outbreak of coronavirus in New Zealand.

Fortunately Royal Federation has a direct link into the Ministry of Health immunisation division. They advise that adherence to good personal hygiene is the best protection particularly handwashing. There are also links available on the Ministry of Health website. These are updated regularly.

https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-questions-and-answers

https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov

https://www.facebook.com/minhealthnz

Members also need to remember that we all have obligations under the Human Rights Act to avoid any suggestions of discrimination on the grounds of ethnicity and natural obligations.