If you are pregnant and currently have cold or flu symptoms it is important that you are tested for COVID-19 at the earliest possible opportunity. Inform your midwife, and either contact your GP practice who may be offering COVID-19 testing or attend a Community Based Assessment Centres (CBAC) for COVID-19 testing – no appointment is necessary and you do not need to call health line. More information on testing and locations of CBAC can be found in the link:
If you have cold and flu symptoms without a negative COVID-19 test, you will be clinically treated as a suspected COVID-19 case. This will mean your care will be transferred to the team at Waikato Hospital. Your LMC will be unable to provide your labour and birth care. You will be unable to birth at or have a postnatal stay at a primary birth facility.