- 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:
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.
For family planning – keep the appointments on your clinic card.
If you are pregnant to check your and your baby’s health – keep the appointments on your maternity card.
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.