Published by Auckland, Counties Manukau and Waitematā DHBs on 4/03/2022 4:33:50 PM.
Thank you for your patience, as the options for accessing testing have changed, while the number of COVID-19 cases has continued to increase.
There are several ways people can access testing. Please encourage your patients to use these options to reduce workload in your facility.
Testing in Primary Care
Thank you for supporting our community laboratories with restricting the PCRs being completed. The turnaround times have now decreased, and patients should expect to receive results within 48 hours.
Revised bubble chart
A revised COVID-19 Bubble: Case and Contact Journey for Metro Auckland is now available on Auckland Regional Health Pathways. Two changes are:
Guidance to Get Healthcare Workers Safely Back to Work
The Healthcare Worker Omicron case and contact management Guidance is currently under review to make sure it is fit for purpose for the current situation. Please continue to refer to Auckland Regional Health Pathways; COVID-19 Reducing the Risk of Transmission and COVID-19 Resources (Auckland Guidance – Infection Prevention and Control) to get your teams back to work as quickly as possible.
There have been many queries about the pathway for symptomatic HCWs who are not known COVID-19 contacts. NRHCC CTAG advice is: