Pasifika peoples have a high rate of testing for COVID-19 (see health.govt.nz). It is important that high levels of testing continue in the Pasifika community.
Testing helps identify people with Covid-19 and to manage wider spread of the virus within the community. Pasifika peoples are encouraged to get tested, along with Māori people, health and aged-care workers, older people, disabled people, and people with chronic health conditions. The best thing for the community is to take a test for Covid-19 if you have cold or flu-like symptoms or are offered a test for Covid-19. See covid19.govt.nz
If you’re in Auckland you can get a test at your local family doctor, a designated GP clinic, an urgent care clinic, or community testing centre. If you live outside Auckland contact Healthline (0800 358 5453) or your doctor to find out where to get tested. See health.govt.nz
You will get your results within a couple of days of being tested. You will then be told what you need to do next.
People who test positive or come into close contact with someone with Covid-19 may need to self-isolate or go into managed isolation.