Get tested in Taranaki

Taranaki DHB is committed to COVID-19 testing in the region. The more testing we do of people with symptoms, the more confidence we’ll have there are no people with a COVID-19 infection in Taranaki. Early detection saves lives.

Symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to a range of other illnesses such as cold and flu. Shortness of breath is a sign of possible pneumonia and requires immediate medical attention.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • a cough
  • a high temperature (at least 38°C)
  • shortness of breath
  • sore throat
  • sneezing and runny nose
  • temporary loss of smell.

Having any of these symptoms does not necessarily mean you have COVID-19, but please self-isolate and get tested straight away even if you have a sniffle or a slight sore throat. It is best to be on the safe side. Stay at home until you have been well for at least 48 hours and your test is negative.

To find out how you can get tested click here.

As at 9am, 25 May 2020

Taranaki cases:
Confirmed & probable cases in Taranaki 16
Recovered cases in Taranaki 16

Taranaki tests: (as at 22 May)
Total tests undertaken in Taranaki 6,254

New Zealand:
Confirmed & probable cases in NZ 1,504
Number of recovered cases in NZ 1,456
Active cases in NZ 27
Number of deaths in NZ 21

For more information see the Ministry of Health current cases webpage

  • Information for health professionals

    How can I help manage COVID-19 in our community?
    Join the COVID-19 health workforce - the Ministry of Health is seeking expressions of interest from health and care support workers who are looking for paid work, or health organisations who need to employ extra workers as part of the response to COVID-19. Training will be provided by your employer, and there are a number of roles available including contact and non-contact roles. Click here to find out more.

    How to put on and remove PPE (VIMEO 4:38min)

    'STOP do not enter building' poster (PDF 22 KB)
    'STOP if unwell' poster (PDF 22 KB)

    Keeping staff safe at work while also keeping family or housemates safe at home is a priority. We have a few steps to follow for those working mainly with patients to help you feel confident when you arrive at home. Please share this with your family/whānau and those within your bubble.
    Download the flyer here (PDF 37KB)

Important websites

For COVID-19 enquiries email

COVID-19 Healthline number

0800 358 5453