Take steps to stay COVID-19 safe this summer 

The 7-day isolation requirement for positive cases remains. 

Anyone testing positive for COVID-19 while away from their home this summer is permitted to travel back to their home only by private or work vehicle. 

The current face mask mandate for visitors in some healthcare settings remains in place. 

The Government is continuing to supply face masks for free – they can be collected when collecting Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs). Find your nearest collection site and at other community collection sites and you can order then via https://requestrats.covid19.health.nz/ 

Over the summer holiday large numbers of people will be travelling for trips or seasonal work, there are more social gatherings and large events such as festivals, and many of our health system workers will be taking well-deserved leave. We need to continue our good health behaviours to ensure we do everything we can to protect ourselves and each other. 

Healthline remains available 24/7, by calling free on 0800 358 54 53

A dedicated COVID-19 disability helpline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call free on 0800 11 12 13 or text 8988 for help or information about vaccines, testing, face mask exemptions, and managing COVID-19 at home. 

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