Below are important E-Communications issued by the Board on COVID-19. Click the link to access these.
- Triage guidelines (NZ Optometry)
- RANZCO NZ Triage Guidelines
- Stepping up infection control measures in ophthalmology during the novel coronavirus outbreak: an experience from Hong Kong, Lai 2020 (reference article)
Keeping well / Mental Health
The Getting Through Together Campaign – developed by All Right? in conjunction with Canterbury DHB and the Mental Health Foundation this site has tips and advice on ways to get through, stay connected, and support everyone’s wellbeing.
Self-care and support for NZers during COVID-19 – An online community with psychosocial resources, peer support and self-care tools to help NZ’ers struggling with anxiety or loneliness during lock down and beyond. It is intended to alleviate some of the burden on primary care by enabling providers to easily refer patients to something that is endorsed by the MOH and where patients are supported by a team of support workers (health coaches, community managers and counsellors) in a moderated online community.