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're sick
If you're feeling unwell, isolate wherever you are and call Healthline about a free COVID-19 test. By getting a test, you're helping keep your community safe.
Keep track of where you've been
The NZ COVID Tracer app keeps us 1 step ahead of the virus. Using the app will help our health services reach people quickly to stop any possible spread of COVID-19.
Wear a face covering
Please wear a face covering whenever you're on public transport, including flights. Keep your community safe, and cover for each other.
Practise good hygiene
Wash your hands
Washing your hands is 1 of the easiest ways to keep yourself safe. Wash often. Use soap. 20 seconds. Then dry. This kills the virus by bursting its protective bubble.
Cough or sneeze into your elbow
It will keep the virus off your hands, so you won’t spread it to other people and make them sick too.
Regularly clean surfaces that get touched frequently.