If you have been near someone with COVID-19, Public Health may tell you that you are a close contact. If you are a close contact:
You must get tested.
If your test shows that you have COVID-19, or you get sick, we ask you to move to a quarantine hotel.
Even if you are not sick, it may be better for you to go into a quarantine hotel.
We may suggest you and your family stay in a hotel facility as -
Please discuss with the public health team whether you should bring immediate family members, e.g. children with you.
The quarantine hotel will tell you when you should arrive at the hotel, please do not arrive unexpectedly. You will receive a pick up time, if transport is arranged for you and your family. This gives you time to make arrangements for others staying at home or for pets to be cared for.
When on site, please follow the instructions of the staff.
If you or your family become unwell, call your local doctor or free phone Healthline: 0800 358 5453, available 24 hours, 7 days a week, and interpreters are available.
Tell them you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19.
The symptoms are:
If you become severely unwell or have difficulty breathing, immediately call an ambulance on 111 and tell them you are a close contact of someone confirmed as having COVID-19.
Last updated 10.9.2020