- During this time hospitals and clinics are busy with patients with COVID-19.
- Avoid unnecessary clinic visits.
Visit the clinic or hospital urgently if you or your child have:
- Difficulty breathing
- Chest pain
- Severe diarrhoea and vomiting
- Become confused
- A severe headache with vomiting
- A child too unwell to drink
But make sure you do visit your clinic for these reasons:
If you are pregnant to check your and your baby’s health – keep the appointments on your maternity card.
For well baby and child checks to give immunisations and monitor growth – keep the appointments on your Road to Health Card.
If you have a chronic condition keep your appointments. Restart your treatment if you stopped it. Ask your clinic or health worker for extra supplies of treatment.
For family planning – keep the appointments on your clinic card.
If you are unwell:
- If you have coronavirus symptoms (cough, fever, sore throat) contact your health facility or the hotline.
- If you have a chronic condition, visit the clinic to check for complications of your condition or medication.
- If you live with someone who has TB or a cough, go to the clinic for TB tests if you are coughing, losing weight, having fevers or sweats.
- If you get worse or do not get better, visit your clinic.
If you do visit a clinic, remember to:
- Wash your hands before and after your visit.
- Wear a mask, especially if you are coughing or sneezing.
- Keep 1,5 metres apart from others.
- Tell the clinic staff if you have symptoms of COVID-19.