Stay home if you’re sick
If you feel unwell, isolate wherever you are and get advice about getting tested.
Locations of interest
If you visited a location of interest at certain times, you should:
- get tested, and
- monitor for symptoms, and get tested again if you have any.
For most locations of interest, you do not need to isolate while you wait for your test result. However, you do need to isolate if you visited certain places.
Wear a face covering on public transport
Wearing a face covering helps keep you and others safe. It helps stop droplets spreading when someone speaks, laughs, coughs or sneezes.
Face coverings legally must be worn:
- on all public transport to, from and through Auckland — including on long-distance bus and train journeys, as well as Auckland ferries
- on domestic flights throughout New Zealand
- by Auckland taxi and ride-share drivers — while it’s not compulsory for passengers to wear them, we strongly encourage you to.
There are exemptions for some people.
Advice for businesses and employers
Employers have an important role to support employees and customers to follow public health guidelines.
Support New Zealand’s defence against COVID-19 by ensuring that:
- you display your QR code
- your employees can stay home if they are sick
- you encourage good hygiene practices at work.
If you operate a public-facing business in central Auckland, encourage your staff to wear masks or face coverings.
Use the NZ COVID Tracer app
Use the NZ COVID Tracer app to keep track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen. The app keeps us 1 step ahead of the virus — the more we scan, the safer we’ll be.
If you do not use the app, use whatever method works for you, like the NZ COVID Tracer booklet. Encourage your family, whānau and friends to do the same.
Practise good hygiene
These simple steps can slow the spread of the virus — protecting yourself and others.
Wash your hands
Washing your hands is one of the easiest ways to keep yourself and others safe. Wash often. Use soap. 20 seconds. Then dry. This kills the virus by bursting its protective bubble.
Cough or sneeze into your elbow
Coughing or sneezing into your elbow keeps the virus off your hands so you will not spread it to other people and make them sick too.
Regularly clean surfaces that get touched frequently.