COVID-19: Well Child Tamariki Ora

Guidance to support safe decision-making and planning for Well Child Tamariki Ora (WCTO) services during COVID-19.

Page last updated: 13 August 2020

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Alert Level 3 guidance

The objectives of this guidance for Alert Level 3 are to: 

  • protect the wellbeing of tamariki and their whānau
  • focus on equity of health outcomes
  • limit the transmission of the COVID19 virus
  • maintain the safety of the clinical workforce. 

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Alert Level 2 guidance

The objectives of this guidance for Alert Level 2 are to: 

  • provide clear messages to guide care delivery
  • provide clear messages as a basis for providers to develop communications with whānau.

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Alert Level 1 guidance

The objectives of this guidance for Alert Level 1 are to:

  • support WCTO providers to re-introduce full WCTO services
  • ensure pēpi and their whānau are safely re-engaged in Well Child Tamariki Ora services
  • ensure an increased focus on equity of access to care for pounamu whānau (vulnerable families)
  • maintain vigilance for the COVID19 virus
  • maintain the safety of the clinical workforce.

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Key contacts

Justine Mecchia, Manager WCTO Team, justine.mecchia@health.govt.nz

Dr Timothy Jelleyman, Chief Advisor Child and Youth, timothy.jelleyman@health.govt.nz

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