Next Phase of the Covid19 Response

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.

How to self-isolate

Wearing a face mask

Household Contacts

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.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email