Hapu Hauora

COVID-19

COVID-19 is serious for Aotearoa.  It has the potential to have a big impact on Māori across the country.

As tangata whenua, it’s important that Māori have access to tailored and relevant information, resources and practical guidance and advice on how to manage the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please see Te Rōpū Whakakaupapa Urutā, the National Māori Pandemic Group for information and resources specifically for Māori about the COVID-19 pandemic. This information has been developed by leading Māori medical experts for whānau Māori.  

For specific COVID-19 guidance for marae, please click here.

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An infection can occur when an organism (germ) gets inside your body and starts to multiply.

Infections are illnesses caused by germs like bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites.  Many germs live in and on our bodies.  They're normally harmless, but some germs can cause infections which can make you sick.  Some infections can be passed from person to person.  You can also become infected by contaminated food or water or contact with insects or animals.

The good news is, many infections are preventable.  This kete will provide information on the steps whānau can take to avoid getting sick from infections.