Protect yourself and others from COVID-19
There is still a risk of COVID-19 returning to the community. These simple steps can slow the spread of the virus — protecting yourself and others.
Stay home if you are sick
If you are feeling unwell, isolate wherever you are and call Healthline about a free COVID-19 test. By getting a test, you are helping keep your community safe. If in doubt, rule it out.
Keep track of where you have been
Scan QR codes wherever you go, and turn on Bluetooth tracing. Using the app will help our health services reach people quickly to stop any possible spread of COVID-19.
Wear a face covering
Wearing a face covering helps keep you and others safe. They are useful when physical distancing is harder. You legally must wear a face covering in some locations. Keep your community safe, and cover for each other.
Maintain good hygiene
Good hygiene helps prevent the spread of COVID-19. This includes washing your hands often, coughing and sneezing into your elbow, and cleaning surfaces.
When you get vaccinated, you are not just protecting yourself. You are also doing your bit by reducing the risk of passing on COVID-19 to your whānau, friends and community.
Maintain physical distancing
Keep a safe distance from people you do not know while out and about. This will help reduce the spread of COVID-19 if community transmission returns.