• 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:

PACK Home - pregnancy

If you are pregnant to check your and your baby’s health – keep the appointments on your maternity card.

PACK Home - baby on scale

For well baby and child checks to give immunisations and monitor growth – keep the appointments on your Road to Health Card.

PACK Home - understanding medication

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.

PACK Home - family planning

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.
PACK Home - social distance in waiting room