You are a
if you have been near someone with COVID-19 for longer than 15 minutes.
Public Health will tell you whether you are a close contact and need to get tested, isolate away from others immediately, and stay in self-isolation for a minimum of 14 days.
You may be told you are a close-plus contact, because you are at higher risk. You may have lived or worked with the person with COVID-19, or spent a long time with them. You also need to get tested and isolate from others in your household for 14 days.
If you are a close-plus contact - those living with you need to stay home until your 5 Day test result is negative.
ADVICE for Close and Close-Plus Contacts
All close and close-plus contacts are required to stay at home or in the quarantine hotel - Jet Park - for the full 14 day self-isolation period AND until Public Health clears you to leave.
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 of COVID-19 are similar to common illnesses such as a cold or influenza. You may have one or more of the following:
Some people may have less typical symptoms such as only: fever, diarrhoea, headache, muscle pain, nausea/vomiting, or confusion/irritability.
Shortness of breath is a sign of possible pneumonia and requires immediate medical attention.
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 25.3.2021