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What you need to know
There are a number of Pacific people with the Delta variant of COVID-19. This means you might live with, go to church or work closely with people who have COVID-19, or have been to a location of interest.
If you are a close contact, please read the information below, and go here for other frequently asked questions.
If you have COVID-19 and have to go to an MIQ or quarantine facility, information on what to take with you is here.
When you've recovered from COVID-19 you will be able to leave quarantine. This is information you need to know: When you recover (PDF). It is also available in Samoan and Tongan. You may like to share this with your household, family and whānau, or the place where you work.
I’m a close contact, what do I have to do?
There are 4 things you need to do if you are a close contact.
Go to this link for more information https://www.arphs.health.nz/public-health-topics/covid-19/for-cases-and-contacts/
Translated information on what to do if you are a close contact is here.
What does self-isolation mean?
You must stay away from the other people you live with at home. This will help protect them from getting sick. Do not leave your house for any reason, except to get tested. If you are unwell call Healthline free on 0800 358 5453 for advice. Do not get vaccinated, or go to work or to the shops. Try and keep out of rooms where other people are. For more information about self-isolation visit https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-health-advice-public/covid-19-self-isolation-managed-isolation-quarantine
You cannot get vaccinated if you are in self-isolation. Family members over the age of 12 years can be vaccinated, provided they are not in isolation.
You can go to a vaccination centre or drive through or ring the Pacific vaccination line 0800 21 12 21. Or ring the COVID-19 Vaccination Healthline on 0800 282926. You can also book online https://bookmyvaccine.covid19.health.nz/
If you have symptoms you need to get a test for COVID-19
If you have one of the following symptoms get tested immediately:
Where to get tested:
Vaccination after recovering from COVID-19
Even though you’ve just recovered from COVID-19, it’s a good idea to make sure you complete your COVID-19 vaccination, with at least 2 doses of the vaccine. This is because some people can get COVID-19 again, and the vaccination helps prevent this.
What if I haven’t had any COVID-19 vaccine yet?
What if I had 1 dose of the vaccine before I got COVID-19?
What if I had 2 doses of the vaccine before I got COVID-19?
How can I book a vaccination?
Information is also available here:
Last updated 16.9.2021