• Hospitals and clinics are busy. It might be easy to catch coronavirus at a hospital or clinic.
  • 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

Make sure you do visit your clinic for these reasons:

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Keep your chronic condition appointments. Restart your treatment if you stopped it. Ask for extra supplies of treatment if possible, so you never run out.

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For family planning – keep the appointments on your clinic card.

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

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For well baby and child checks to get immunisations and to monitor growth – keep the appointments on the Road to Health booklet.

If you are unwell:

  • If you have COVID-19 symptoms (cough, fever, sore throat), contact your healthcare facility or the COVID-19 hotline.
  • 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 healthcare facility.

If you visit a healthcare facility:

  • Wash your hands before and after your visit.
  • Wear a mask.
  • Keep 1,5 metres away from others.
  • Tell the healthcare facility staff if you have symptoms of COVID-19.
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