Novel Coronavirus Update

You will be aware of the Novel Coronavirus that is affecting parts of China.  This virus can cause illnesses like the common cold and more serious illnesses, including severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS).  

We are taking advice from the Ministry of Health on the situation and the possible effects on the New Zealand population. 

If you are feeling unwell or become unwell, with cold / flu like symptoms, please contact your Doctor or seek other medical advice and keep in contact with us about the situation. Contact HSN if you have any specific concerns.

For HSN Staff - DO NOT CONTINUE TO GO TO YOUR CLIENTS until you are cleared by a medical professional.

The personal hygiene message around this virus is the same as with most other viruses – e.g. making sure hands are washed and correctly coughing. 

The most up-to-date advice from the Ministry of Health, which changes daily, can be found at: