Covid-19, along with other flus and colds will be rife in the community this winter.  With this in mind, please be diligent about not attending our in-person groups and events if you have any cold/flu symptoms, and be assured that our team will do the same. 

Remember if you have Covid-19, antivirals are available for people with MS, just call Healthline – 0800 611 116.

You may like to consider vaccination for COVID-19 and flu Flu (influenza) vaccine | NZ immunisations | Te Whatu Ora – Health NZ ( 

For any non-urgent health concerns, call Healthline on 0800 611 116.  Another option is the COVID-19 Disability Helpline, available on 0800 11 12 13, text 8988, or email

The COVID-19 Disability Helpline is available to chat about:

  • managing COVID-19 at home
  • support and advice for any general health concerns you may have 
  • accessibility at different vaccination and testing sites
  • getting your vaccination safely
  • vaccinations and testing at home.

Last years webinar with Kaytee Boyd on nutrition is well worth the watch and very informative on nutrition and the immunity. Head to our webinar page here to watch!

For support with anxiety, distress or mental wellbeing, you can call or text 1737 to talk with a trained counsellor for free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.