If you have tested positive for COVID-19

February 21st, 2022

There are important steps you need to take to protect yourself and others if you test positive.


You must stay home for the amount of time you are told to. You can only leave to get medical care or in an emergency. You cannot have visitors.

Self-isolation if you have COVID-19

Tell people you have COVID-19

Tell people you spent time with from 2 days before you started having symptoms or tested positive.

How to tell people you have COVID-19

Monitor your symptoms

For most people symptoms of COVID-19 will be mild.

If your symptoms get worse or you need urgent medical care call your GP or Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

If you or the person you are caring for have severe symptoms call 111 immediately.

COVID-19 symptoms

Check health care advice for your region

Look after yourself

It is important to look after your mental health and wellbeing as well as your physical health. It is okay to feel stressed or anxious.

Looking after your mental health and wellbeing

Help is available

Your whānau, family and friends are important support during this time. But if you need more help, you are not alone. There are services and support for you.

Help when you are isolating