Dear Member/owner,

With the continued fall-off in Covid-19 new cases, there hasn’t been much to report in the last week.

“Community response framework”

Yesterday the Ministry of Health released a document outlining four levels of alert - green, yellow, orange and red - for all healthcare providers during this pandemic.

Urgent care gets a specific and prominent mention; notably:
  • There’s advice to stream Covid-suspect cases within facilities, as clinics already do, and, at red alert, to consider streaming between facilities.
  • Urgent care will be expected to take on more work that normally would have been done in hospital.
  • Increase hours if needed.
  • Support high needs patients whose hospital services have been postponed.
There may be opportunities and benefits in clinics within a region discussing amongst themselves and with their DHB(s) how they might collectively and cooperatively respond if there is a fresh outbreak.

Full document here.

Financial support

AMCA continues to push for UCC support, including a media release today.


If anyone with a research background is interested in researching early-disease primary care treatment of Covid-19, please reply.

With best wishes,

David Gollogly, Jasmine Mackay, Richard Chen
Pandemic Response Committee