COVID-19 and Cancer - Information and Updates

As we all settle into our lives in lockdown, we want our Unicorn community to know that you are in our thoughts as we face these unprecedented times together.

We understand that there will be some uncertainty and concerns about how the nationwide lockdown will affect your treatments, appointments and your general wellbeing. Your first point-of-call for your NETs or other health related issues, is still the specialist healthcare professionals you would normally contact. As there are additional pressures on our hospitals and medical services, we hope there is little effect on essential cancer treatments and where possible we will do our best to support you. Our two wonderful NET Nurses are just an e-mail or phone call away. If your specialist is not able to assist, and you have something NETs related that you wish to discuss, get in touch with either Avril or Lesley.


The impact of COVID-19 on those in our NET community may leave you, and those around you feeling additional stress, anxiety and emotionally vulnerable. We want to remind you to be gentle with yourself and others, and take the time to engage in all the things that you would normally do to keep yourself well, both physically and mentally. Regular exercise, getting a daily dose of fresh air, eating well and connecting with others is so important for you and those in your bubble right now. If you wish to connect with other Unicorns in our Facebook Group, click here to join and post your question, joke, favourite recipe, game or comment to get a conversation started :) 

Below are some information links to resources that you might find relevant. Please note; some of the sites that have come from international sources may provide information that is not suitable for New Zealanders.

Be safe and kia kaha!

COVID-19 and Cancer Information and Resources

Helpful Apps - Support for your wellbeing:

General COVID-19 Information:

Disclaimer: The information regarding COVID-19 that is provided on this website is a collection of resources from New Zealand and international sources that Unicorn Foundation NZ (UFNZ) deem appropriate. UFNZ will not take any responsibility for inaccuracies in information. If you require specific information or advice to your NETs, please seek assistance from your specialist centre. 

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