KMC tips to ensure you're prepared

Food & Groceries

  • Remember, supermarkets will remain open and can provide home delivery – but you should plan to have enough food to last you and your whānau for at least four days. 
  • Do you know how to order groceries online for home delivery? Is there a loved one who could show you, or drop off some supplies if you ‘re isolating? It’s time to start having those conversations today!

Medications

  • KMC will still be open and caring for all of our patients, so we can still help with prescriptions, even if you’re isolating. We’ll work closely with local pharmacies to arrange to get these to you. 
  • Even so, it’s important to be prepared in advance, and you should plan to have at least 4 days worth of any required medications on hand. 
  • Do you have basic cold and flu medications at home? Handy things to have include paracetamol, cold and flu tablets, throat sprays and lozenges. Remember, supermarkets, pharmacies and medical centres will still be open – so no need to stock up excessively. 

Home Supplies

  • Think about what you’ll needed to keep your household running if you’re required to stay home and isolate. This could include things like food, masks, tissues, toilet paper, cleaning products. 

Phone Line

  • If you get sick with Covid-19, KMC may need to keep in touch with you via telephone. Try to ensure your phone is working and charged, and that we have your correct contact details on file. 

Children

  • What options are available to keep your children (or yourself…) entertained, if someone at home gets sick with Covid?

Animals

  • Do you have the supplies needed to care for your pets if you’re required to isolate at home? Is there a loved one who could look after your animals if you fall sick? 
  • What would happen with your job if you or a family member caught Covid? Are you able to work from home while isolating? It’s worth discussing this with your employer to make sure you’re prepared. 

Work

  • What would happen with your job if you or a family member caught Covid? Are you able to work from home while isolating? It’s worth discussing this with your employer to make sure you’re prepared. 

Substance Addiction

  • If you or a loved one have a substance addiction (such as cigarettes or other drugs) how would you manage this if required to isolate at home? 

  • If you need some assistance, give us a call to see how we can support you to kick the habit – there’s no time like the present! 

Connection

  • Who can you rely on for support – even just a chat – during any potential isolation? 
  • Equally, who around you might need your support if they were in the same situation? For example, grandparents, parents, friends or other loved ones may feel isolated and appreciate a phone call. 
  • This may be a conversation you can have now, to develop a plan together. 

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