It’s important to do this even if you have no symptoms. It can be tough isolating but there are some things you can do to make it easier, and reduce the risk of infection.
When someone in your household tests positive for COVID-19, everyone who lives in your house must isolate for 7 days. This means that you can't go to the supermarket, or pick up essential supplies like medication.
It is recommended that you have a plan with your whānau and friends, so you can be supported through this time. Having a plan will make it easier when you all need to self-isolate.
See more about what to plan for at covid19.govt.nz
It can be tough isolating but there are things you can do to make it easier:
If you need support to be able to isolate safely call the free COVID-19 Welfare line on 0800 512 337 (Mon - Sun 8am to 8pm)
If you live with other people who have not tested positive, you should stay separated from them as much as possible during your infectious period. This means:
Good hygiene is important. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser: