As Omicron is now widespread, we no longer need to contact trace individual cases. This means you do not need to maintain records for contact tracing purposes.
However, if you test positive for COVID-19, you need to tell the people you have been in contact with while infectious that you have COVID-19. This can include others you live with, your colleagues or workplace, friends, or school.
Even if your contacts do not have to isolate, they should still be given the information so they can make decisions for themselves.
What you should do
It is still a good idea to:
keep track of people you have been with
record any high-risk locations you have visited, for example hospitals or aged care facilities
keep Bluetooth tracing turned on in the NZ COVID Tracer app.
If you test positive, you will be sent a link to an online form, where you can share:
contact details of your contacts
details of any high-risk locations you have visited
Bluetooth data from the NZ COVID Tracer app.
This information can help stop the spread of the virus in high-risk locations and protect our vulnerable communities.
Keep the NZ COVID Tracer app
You can continue to use the NZ COVID Tracer app. We recommend you keep the NZ COVID Tracer app on your phone. We may bring back the contact tracing system if another variant of concern arrives in New Zealand.