Advice and support
- To follow the advice on wearing a mask(external link).
- If you have cold or flu-like symptoms get tested.
- Regularly wash your hands.
- If you are sick, stay home.
- Sneeze and cough into your elbow.
- If you’re told by health authorities to self-isolate, do it.
- Keep your distance from other people in public and wear a mask if you can.
- If concerned about your wellbeing or your health conditions consult with your GP.
- Be kind to others.
Support for you
We are in unprecedented times and news and discussion about COVID-19 will affect everyone differently. It's normal to feel a wide range of emotions including being stressed or anxious. Kindness is an incredibly powerful way to show you are united against COVID-19.
For more information on looking after your mental wellbeing, check the dedicated COVID-19 website.
Visit covid19.govt.nz to find out more(external link)
If you feel you are not coping, it is important to talk with a health professional. For support with grief, anxiety, distress or mental wellbeing, you can call or text 1737 — free, anytime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week — to talk with a trained counsellor.
Staff can also contact the NZDF4U support line
NZDF4U support line(external link)
The New Zealand Defence Force has also published a COVID-19 Wellness Guide. It has advice for the wider military community and their whānau.
Read the NZDF COVID-19 Wellness Guide(external link)