If someone in your whānau gets sick, it’s a good idea for them to stay in one room or area until they are well.
Wear a mask to care for them, and if possible, get them to wear a mask as well. Regularly ventilate or air your home by opening windows and doors. Be sure to wipe clean any surfaces around the house that are frequently touched such as door handles, benchtops, and tables.
Talk to your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or health practitioner about your eligibility for COVID-19 antiviral medicines. Read more about free COVID medicines here.
People with a high risk of becoming very sick from COVID-19, people aged 65 or over, Māori or Pacific people aged 50 or over are eligible.
If you test positive for COVID-19, you need to isolate for 7 days. Read more on the COVID-19 Health Hub.
Remember to register your RAT result at MyCovidRecord.health.nz to access further help and support. Free RATs (Rapid Antigen Tests) can be collected at participating pharmacies or ordered by calling 0800 222 478. Free RAT (Rapid Antigen Tests) can be ordered online here
Find advice on isolation, care and support on the COVID-19 Health Hub or call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.