Isolation Clarification

Kia ora e te whānau

Kai toa, ko te Paraire – TGIF!

For the record, this is not an April fools’ day trick!

Here is an update on the rules for self isolation:

  • You can end your self-isolation on the same day as the first ‘case’ in the household, provided you have no new or worsening symptoms and your tests were negative (7 days)
  • Your isolation does not restart if additional members of your household are identified as cases during the first case’s isolation period.
  • After the initial isolation period ends there is a 10-day window during which no Household Contacts of the original case can be re-classified as Household Contacts (17 days). You only need to begin isolation again during these 10 days if you test positive yourself.
  • 10 days after the original isolation period ends the usual rules apply (17 days). If a new household member (not the original case) tests positive, they and all other Household Contacts (who have not yet become cases themselves) must isolate for 7 days.
Have a good weekend and enjoy the sunshine!
Mā te Atua tātou e manaaki
Matua Robin

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