COVID-19 RESPONSE

Aotearoa is at Orange in Phase 3 for managing the Omicron variant.

New Zealand’s border will reopen to all tourists and visa holders from 11:59 pm 31 July 2022.

My Vaccine Pass are no longer need, businesses will still be able to use the system if they choose to but it’s not required.

Government vaccine mandates for all sectors except health and care workers, prison staff, and border workers are removed. They remain for health and care workers and prison staff because they come into contact with a lot of people who are at high risk of serious illness from COVID-19, and for our border workers because they are the first people who would likely be exposed to any new variant of concern that emerges internationally.

Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) Tutorial

How to log your test results.

Log your results here https://mycovidrecord.health.nz/

Testing and isolation after you have had COVID-19

After you have recovered from COVID-19, you do not need to isolate again for 3 months, if someone else in your household tests positive during that time.

You should not have further COVID-19 tests for 28 days from when your symptoms started or when you tested positive, whichever came first.

After 28 days, if you get new symptoms, take a RAT. If it is positive, you would be considered a new case — you will need to re-isolate and follow the guidance for people who have COVID-19.

While you can get COVID-19 again at any time, the chance of reinfection in the 3 months after recovery is low.

If you take a PCR test in the 3 months following recovery, you are likely to get a positive result even if you do not have a new infection. This is because this type of test is very sensitive and you still have the virus in your system. If you need a PCR test for any reason in this period, you can talk to your doctor about getting a medical exemption.

If you continue to feel unwell, talk to your doctor or call Healthline on 0800 358 5453

Here is a simple booklet with information about navigating through COVID-19Work and Income may be able to help with immediate and essential needs if you have to self-isolate due to COVID-19, including a possible financial payment. You will need to fill in a form to apply. Follow the link to find out what’s involved and what documents you will need to have ready. Only one form is needed per whānau.

 

You can also contact our COVID Response team on 0800 669 100

Contact                

COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM

Covid Response Helpline: 0800 669 100