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COVID-19 help and advice 

We're aware the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is causing significant concern, particularly within the cystic fibrosis community. The outbreak is a developing situation, and we are working with a panel of experts to answer some of the questions our community has been asking. The following page is intended to consolidate information and advice for the New Zealand CF community on COVID-19, so you can be informed when taking steps to protect yourself and your loved ones living with cystic fibrosis. We will continue to update our website with the latest information.

Rolling Updates

Read all CFNZ updates about COVID-19 in New Zealand.

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Questions & Answers

In late March 2020 we put out a request for questions from our CF community about COVID-19 and cystic fibrosis. Most of the questions we received were for advice about attending school, work, self-isolation and the physical effect of COVID-19 for people with cystic fibrosis. We continue to add to this Q&A as we receive questions.

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Our Commitment

It’s a tense time for all of us. COVID-19 is scary and it’s rapidly changing just about every aspect of life as we know it. What isn’t changing is our commitment to supporting the CF community. Our utmost priority is to ensure that people with cystic fibrosis and their families remain supported throughout the pandemic and into the future.

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Supporting your mental health

Everyone in New Zealand has been affected by COVID-19. Changing alert levels, lockdowns and uncertainty about what the future looks like can impact your mental health.

Find information and resources to look after your mental health and wellbeing during COVID-19

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Immunity & Nutrition

During the coronavirus pandemic, you may be wondering if there's anything you can do help “BOOST” the immune systems of your family members with cystic fibrosis. In this article, Tasmanian’s two dedicated CF Dietitians (Lauren Farquhar and Nicole Saxby) have teamed up to give you some practical advice.  

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CF Care

We understand many people with CF and their families are concerned about changes to the way their care is delivered, because of the COVID-19. Take a look at the answers to some of the questions you have raised.

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Emergency Appeal

Help us support people with CF and their families through this unprecedented time.

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Compassion Pins

Often those with a persistent 'CF cough' get unfairly targeted, with people assuming they have a virus, or that their cough is contagious. We'd like these badges to minimise those situations, and educate people about CF.

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