The Mackenzie District is at Orange (COVID Protection Framework)
Please follow the COVID Protection Framework advice.
To everyone who lives in the Mackenzie District or plans to visit, please get vaccinated, tested if sick, and plan ahead. Protect yourself and wear a mask, and please protect our community and health care system.
If people get ill with COVID-19, most will be cared for at home with support from Primary Care teams where applicable. If hospital care is required, the main hospital for the South Canterbury area, Timaru Hospital, will take patients, and have ICU support available.
Be COVID ready
Preparations in case you, or someone in your household becomes unwell, or if COVID-19 becomes common in our community.
It is free to get a COVID-19 test. You may be asked to get tested even if you do not have symptoms of COVID-19.
Isolating at home
Information for people who have confirmed, probable or suspected COVID-19, who are isolating at home or for whom hospitalisation is medically not required any more.