Advisory

Public Advisory for Residents of Vanua Levu

Last Updated on 9 months by Publishing Team

27th December 2021

Public Advisory for residents of Vanua Levu

If you are in Vanua Levu and develop any symptoms of COVID-19, visit a screening clinic nearest you to be checked and tested by our medical teams, or call 158 for screening clinic information.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include any of the following: Cough, runny nose, nasal congestion, sneezing, fatigue/extreme tiredness, loss of taste or smell, headache, aches and pains, sore throat, fever, diarrhea, red eyes, skin rash.

Testing will also be prioritized for high-risk individuals (If you have any symptoms and are over the age of 50 years or you have underlying health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, asthma, are obese, or are pregnant), vulnerable and symptomatic persons, and household contacts.

As well as getting tested you must isolate yourself from others if you have symptoms or you have had contact with someone confirmed as a case of COVID-19.

For those on home isolation, you are to ISOLATE from others including other members of your household for at least 10 days. Stay at home. As much as possible, maintain a physical distance of 2m between yourself and other members of your household, and wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth. Drink plenty of fluids, and take paracetamol for pain and fever.

Most importantly, watch for severe COVID-19 symptoms.

Severe COVID-19 is a medical emergency, and a delay in receiving appropriate medical treatment reduces your chance of recovering from the disease. You do not need to have a positive test result to watch out for these symptoms. We need all Fijians to know the severe symptoms of COVID-19, which include the following:

  •             Difficulty breathing
  •             Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  •             Severe headache for a few days
  •             New confusion, inability to wake or stay awake
  •             Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds

Call 158 if you experience severe COVID -19 symptoms.

For individuals in other parts of Fiji: 

Please call 158 or go to your nearest screening clinic for testing if you have any symptoms of COVID-19. If you do leave your home to go to a screening clinic: please wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose, keep at least 2 meters between yourself and others outside your household, wash your hands with soap and water frequently, or use a hand sanitizer. Download and activate the CareFIJI app on your phone, and avoid using public transport.

Call 158 if you have been in contact with someone confirmed as a case of COVID-19.