New Zealand’s COVID-19 Protection Framework (traffic lights) ended Monday, 12 September. With case numbers low, it is safe to remove most COVID-19 rules.
Isolation and face masks
From 13 September you must still:
- isolate for 7 days if you have COVID-19
- wear a face mask in certain healthcare facilities, such as hospitals.
Some places may continue to ask people to wear a face mask.
Household Contacts no longer need to isolate for 7 days. If you live with someone who tests positive for COVID-19, we recommend you:
- take a rapid antigen test (RAT) each day for 5 days
- avoid contact with the person who has COVID-19
Click here to read more about the next phase.