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A reminder about the key COVID-19 prevention messages:

  • Physical distancing
  • Stop any Spread – hygiene 
  • Look after yourself and others
  • Know the symptoms, get tested if you have symptoms
  • Get vaccinated

National Diabetes Awareness month

November is National Diabetes Awareness month, current studies show that there is strong and consistent evidence that weight management and regular activity can delay the progression from pre diabetes to type 2 diabetes and is highly beneficial in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Furthermore, moderate weight loss improves glycaemic control and reduces the need for glucose lowering medications.

If you are wanting to address any of these issues associated with raised blood glucose levels, the free NICHE Program can help, for more information please contact Health & Wellbeing office on 22687 and talk to our NICHE coordinator Jane Trotter.


NI Active Kids vouchers

If you haven’t come and got your child’s NI Active Kids voucher yet for this financial year, call into the Health & Wellbeing office to receive, all you need to do is fill in a form and collect a voucher for the value of up to $100.00 which can be used at one registered sport provider, for more information you can contact the Health & Wellbeing team on 22687 or Maria Massey on 57288.
The local sport/activity providers where you can use a voucher are:

  • Touch Football
  • Tennis
  • Yoga sessions with Candida
  • Archery
  • Pony Club
  • Kids Boxing
  • Junior Outrigger Program
  • NI Fitness & Health (Gym)
  • Golf
  • Girl Guides & Brownies
  • Junior Rugby League
  • Netball
  • Island Coaching & Training (Lou Donald)

If you are a local sport/activity provider that is not involved in the program and would like to be, please call the Health & Wellbeing office on 22687 to find out more information.



Important COVID-19 Update from NIHRACS
NIHRACS is working towards better access to healthcare for the NI community. It is now time to say goodbye to our locked front door as we move towards business as usual.
We are asking visitors and patients to self-identify respiratory symptoms and phone ahead instead of presenting face to face.
To book appointments please phone our GP Clinic reception on 24134 or 22091. 
Please continue to help us to reduce the risks of coronavirus on our small community by staying home if you are unwell, wearing a mask and washing your hands.

Report your RAT

If you test positive on a rapid antigen test (RAT) it is very likely that you have COVID-19.

Report your positive test result by calling NIHRACS on 22091

Note: if you took a PCR test at our testing clinic and received a positive result, you do not need to report it. The testing clinic will report it to our COVID Nurse directly.


If you get COVID-19, you should:
  • register your RAT result
  • wear a mask for 7 days after your test
  • avoid visiting hospitals, aged care or disability care for 7 days after your test
  • ask household members to closely monitor for symptoms.
Norfolk Island Health strongly recommends that you stay at home and isolate, until:
  • your symptoms have substantially reduced and
  • you gone for at least 24 hours without a fever, without using fever-reducing painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen.
You should:
  • wear a face mask covering your mouth whenever you are in an indoor setting outside the home
  • avoid contact with people who are a higher risk of severe disease
  • wash your hands regularly
  • practice good respiratory hygiene (such as covering your cough)
Skin Checks

As part of a complete early detection strategy, we recommend that you see your GP once a year, or more often if you are at a higher risk of skin cancer, for a full-body, professional skin exam. To make a booking for the skin check clinic call the GP Clinic on 24134

Visiting Specialists 

Respiratory – 14th-18th November
Ophthalmology 20th – 23rd Jan
Mammography – 20th Feb – 3rd March
The GP Clinic will call all patients who have been triaged by the Specialist to confirm an appointment.
Test Results and Referrals

Test results can be obtained in a booked consultation. Referrals to specialists must be made during a consultation.

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