Covid19 updates

What you need to know as of 15/05/24

We’re into the ‘Flu Season’ and it is worth noting that Covid is still lurking in the Nelson, Tasman region. We’d like to remind you that its symptoms are different for everyone, so if you’re not sure whether it’s a cold, the flu or Covid we suggest you take a Test to be sure. 

At Nelson Family Medicine we quite often hear the question “should I wear a mask when I’m out and about?”, well the truth of the matter is the choice is yours, and yours alone. So please remember that if a mask is being worn it’s that persons decision and we should all respect that. We’d also ask that if you’re visiting us at Nelson Family Medicine on Collingwood Street and have some form of respiratory infection we’d appreciate it if you wore a mask to your appointment. 

We know Covid seems to have become a part of everyday life these days and the ‘new normal’ continues to see the Tail growing and the cases of ‘Long Covid’ on the rise. Given our current situation it’s worth noting that our local community and Medical Services are dealing with the situation very well to date, and it is up to everyone to assist in however they can to ensure this continues to be the case going into the colds of wintertime.

Please make sure to register a positive test result on There is an online form that helps identify any help you may need. You will also receive helpful information about what a positive test means for you. Some people have had trouble with this, but by now any wrinkles are probably ironed out.

However if you have problems there is excellent real person support on 0800 222 478, or you can always call us and talk to one of our Nurses.

Please remember to isolate if you test positive, but the rest of the household doesn’t need to. 

Stay kind and remember to think of friends, family and neighbours who are sick and isolating and offer help where ever you can. Be thoughtful and considerate and we will all be basking in the summer sunshine before we know it.

Thanks from all of us at Nelson Family Medicine.

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