COVID-19 Updates

  • 18 November 2021 – CPRG COVID-19 Update 65
    • COVID-19 vaccination programme update
    • Pfizer booster doses
    • AstraZeneca
    • Streaming of unvaccinated and unmasked patients in primary care
    • Impacts of shorter stays in MIQ
    • Maternity services impacted by mandatory vaccination health order
  • 11 November 2021 – CPRG COVID-19 Update 64
    • COVID-19 vaccination programme update
    • Access to AstraZeneca vaccine
    • Booster doses
    • Progress update – COVID-19 coordination hub
    • National COVID-19 testing strategy
    • Continuation of the COVID-19 vaccination programme to June 2022
    • Guidance for post-MIQ self-isolation
    • Managing COVID-19 in the community webinar
  • 08 November 2021 – CPRG COVID-19 Update 63
    • COVID-19 vaccination programme update
    • Amendments to the Public Health Response order
    • Exemptions from the mandatory vaccination order
  • 04 November 2021 – CPRG COVID-19 Update 62 – COMMUNITY CASES OF COVID-19 CONFIRMED IN CANTERBURY
    • COVID-19 vaccination programme update
    • Managing and caring for COVID-19 positive patients in the community
    • Vaccine exemption certificates
  • 02 November 2021 – CPRG COVID-19 Update 61 – COMMUNITY CASES OF COVID-19 CONFIRMED IN CANTERBURY
    • COVID-19 vaccination programme update
    • Managing COVID-19 care in the community – HealthPathways
    • Managing COVID-19 care in the community – webinar
    • Third primary dose consultation claiming
    • CPRG clinical lead – seeking expressions of interest
  • 29 October 2021 – CPRG COVID-19 Update 60 – COMMUNITY CASES OF COVID-19 CONFIRMED IN CANTERBURY
    • COVID-19 vaccination programme update
    • Funding for third primary dose consultations
    • Canterbury DHB updates visitor restrictions
    • Operating at health system alert level yellow
    • Medical exemptions for vaccinations
    • HealthPathways – managing people with COVID-19 in the community
    • Pre-surgical COVID-19 testing
    • Upcoming webinars
  • 28 October 2021 – CPRG COVID-19 Update 59 – COMMUNITY CASES OF COVID-19 CONFIRMED IN CANTERBURY
    • COVID-19 vaccination programme update
    • Key messages – 28 October 2021
  • 26 October 2021 – CPRG COVID-19 Update 58
    • COVID-19 vaccination programme update
    • COVID-19 consent and attendance forms
    • Funding for third primary dose consultations
    • MIQ health workforce policy change
    • Webinar – Care of COVID-19 in the community (save the date)
  • 22 October 2021 – CPRG COVID-19 Update 57
    • COVID-19 vaccination programme update
    • Third primary dose
  • 21 October 2021 – CPRG COVID-19 Update 56
    • COVID-19 vaccination programme update
    • Third primary dose for immunocompromised people
    • NZePS and paperless prescriptions
    • Ventilation and air filtration
    • Caring for people with COVID-19 in the community – pulse oximeters
  • 19 October 2021 – CPRG COVID-19 Update 55
    • COVID-19 vaccination programme update
    • Super Saturday – the results
    • Funding/charging streams for COVID-19 testing
    • Managing COVID-19 care in the community – update
    • Shared Care Plans webinar
  • 14 October 2021 – CPRG COVID-19 Update 54
    • COVID-19 vaccination programme update
    • My COVID record is now available
    • Process for claiming COVID-19 hesitancy consultations
    • Super Saturday – Support
    • Support for managing unvaccinated staff
    • Outbound calling service
    • Transport initiatives
  • 12 October 2021 – CPRG COVID-19 Update 53
    • COVID-19 vaccination programme update
    • Caring for people with COVID-19 in the community
    • Managing risk exposure in your facility
    • Funding for in-clinic call-backs
    • Mandatory vaccination for 2 workforces
    • Super Saturday
  • 07 October 2021 – CPRG COVID-19 Update 52
    • COVID-19 vaccination programme update
    • Changing the timing between doses (6 weeks to 3 weeks)
    • Super Saturday
    • Mobile clinics
  • 05 October 2021 – CPRG COVID-19 Update 51
    • COVID-19 vaccination programme update
      • Engagement with people under 35
      • Engagement with priority populations
    • Administering Pfizer at the same time as other vaccines
    • Changes to COVID-19 testing strategy
  • 27 September 2021 – CPRG COVID-19 Update 50
    • COVID-19 vaccination programme update
    • Health System Response Framework
  • 23 September 2021 – CPRG COVID-19 Update 49
    • COVID-19 vaccination programme update
      • Moving to a new phase of the COVID-19 vaccination programme
    • Change to oropharyngeal/deep nares swab
    • Written criteria for access to home-based COVID-19 vaccinations
    • Guidance for people who have received one COVID-19 vaccine overseas
  • 16 September 2021 – CPRG COVID-19 Update 48
    • COVID-19 vaccination programme update
    • Pre-travel testing reminder
    • Boundary surveillance testing
    • Fit testing update
    • Updating Healthpoint
  • 7 September 2021 – CPRG COVID-19 Update 47
    • COVID-19 vaccination programme update
    • National Delta Alert Level 2 – What you need to do at your practice/pharmacy
    • Testing of essential workers crossing the Auckland boundary
  • 1 September 2021 – National Child Cancer Network COVID-19 Vaccination Bulletin (PDF)
  • 30 August 2021 – CPRG COVID-19 Update 44
    • COVID-19 vaccination programme update
      • Canterbury’s vaccination rollout in numbers – graphic 
      • Vaccine for pregnant and breastfeeding women
      • Myocarditis and Pfizer/BioNTech Vaccination
    • Staff surveillance testing
    • Occupational risk assessment matrix
    • E-ordering at testing stations
    • Blood testing for clozapine – request from the psychiatry team
    • Useful information
  • 27 August 2021 – CPRG COVID-19 Update 43
    • Urgent message about sourcing pulse oximeters
  • 26 August 2021 – CPRG COVID-19 Update 42
    • Pre-screening for Aged Residential Care
    • Childhood immunisations
    • RNZCGP guidance for managing a positive case in staff
    • Message from Canterbury Health Laboratories 
    • National clinical advice line
    • Useful information 
  • 24 August 2021 – CPRG COVID-19 Update 41
    • General update
    • Business continuity 
    • P2/N95 exemption
    • Updating Healthpoint
    • Community welfare
    • Impact of the situation in Afghanistan 
    • Useful information 
  • 23 August 2021 – CPRG COVID-19 Update 40
    • Clarification to HIS
    • Food Delivery
    • Childcare Funding for Essential Workers
    • Mask Exemption
    • Business Continuity
    • Reduce Wait Time Post Vaccination
    • Media Enquiries
  • 23 August 2021 – Message from Primary Care Leads (COVID Vaccine & Immunisation Programme)
  • 21 August 2021 – CPRG COVID-19 Update 39
    • General update  
    • Equity and welfare
    • Unvaccinated workforce
    • Notification to the Medical Officer of Health of HIS criteria 
    • Clarification of testing advice from TAG
    • Travel testing
    • Webinar: General Practice monitoring and management of mild to moderate COVID-19 illness – learnings from Canada
    • Managing misinformation
  • 19 August 2021 – CPRG COVID-19 Update 37
    • General update
    • P2/ N95 use
    • Swabbing in children
    • PPE ordering
    • Healthcare worker testing
    • Canterbury’s COVID-19 vaccination programme
  • 18 August 2021 – CPRG COVID-19 Update 36
    • Auckland COVID-19 community cases
    • P2/ N95 update
    • Canterbury’s COVID-19 vaccination programme

For all CPRG Updates pertaining to COVID-19, go to Resources and filter the list for ‘Update’ or for ‘COVID-19’.

 

Guidelines & Resources

Clinical guidelines for COVID-19 assessment, treatment and management, can be found on Community HealthPathways.

Business Continuity

Further resources 

The Canterbury HealthInfo website has many excellent resources and information for patients. Refer patients to the HealthInfo or Ministry of Health websites.

Posters

 

Working Virtually

 

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