COVID-19 is the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that emerged in December 2019.
COVID-19 can be severe, and has caused millions of deaths around the world as well as lasting health problems in some who have survived the illness. The coronavirus can be spread from person to person through droplets and virus particles released into the air when an infected person breathes, talks, laughs, sings, coughs or sneezes. Larger droplets may fall to the ground in a few seconds, but tiny infectious particles can linger in the air and accumulate in indoor places, especially where many people are gathered and there is poor ventilation. This is why mask-wearing, hand hygiene and physical distancing are essential to preventing COVID-19.
Regularly check locations of interest to see if you need to get tested.
The HASANZ Register is a platform which is free to use and will help you find reliable, quality, health and safety advice.
There are varied disciplines that together make up New Zealands health and safety workforce and to help guide you we’ve provided a summary of the areas covered by our professional member Associations.