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COVID-19 Continence Tips

Whether you are caring for someone with incontinence, or your own symptoms have been worsened by stress and anxiety about COVID-19, we are here to help. Here are a few things you can do.

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Call our free helpline

Our friendly team is available to take your calls 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Just call 0800 650 659.

Carers - access support

We can help carers with support and info on incontinence issues. Call Carers NZ on 0800 777 797 if you need general advice.

Work your pelvic floor

We advise doing pelvic floor exercises every day. You can find everything you need to get started on our website.

Drink plenty of fluids

Drink 1.5 - 2 litres of fluids each day, which should be mostly water. Try to limit your caffeine intake!

Get fibre in your diet

Eating enough dietary fibre helps keep bowel motions soft. Kiwifruit is a great source of fibre and is in season!

Keep a routine

Extra important for parents and carers - a regular routine is essential for supporting those with disabilities or when toilet training children.

Find the right product

If you are unsure about product, please call our helpline. Items like washable bed pads can make a huge difference, depending on your situation.

Take time out

Taking even short moments to relax, where you can, will help with stress and anxiety. Breathe deeply, and repeat!


Find more helpful information about COVID-19 from Health Navigator here: 

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