Bay of Plenty health authorities have created a new website to help address any Covid-19 questions.

The website, covid19.bopdhb.govt.nz, has been put together by the Bay of Plenty District Health Board, Toi Te Ora Public Health, Lakes District Health Board and the New Zealand Government.

The website has the latest health updates relating to Covid-19 plus answers to frequently asked questions.

It also provides contact details for where to ask for help if you feel you may have Covid-19 symptoms, such as the free Government helpline on 0800 779 997, or Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

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The website comes as Bay of Plenty Civil Defence Emergency Management launches a new 0800 number helping Bay of Plenty households to meet essential needs during the national rāhui period.

The number is 0800 884 222 and the call centre will be open from 7am to 7pm, seven days a week, the group announced in a media release. Read more about the helpline here.