Help when you are isolating

If you are isolating because of COVID-19, help is available if you need it.

Requesting help

Most people will be able to manage isolation with help from whānau and friends, but there may be help available for you and your household if you need it.

Your local community organisations, for example, foodbanks, may be able to help you if you need further support. 

If it is an emergency and you need urgent medical help or cannot breathe properly, call emergency services on 111. If you have COVID-19, tell them when you call.

Keep in touch

Keep in touch with your friends and whānau, your healthcare provider, and any community groups you are in contact with. They can:

  • check how you are feeling
  • monitor your health
  • check if you need basic supplies like food or medicines.

It is important you answer your phone while you are self-isolating.

Support services

If you need help with urgent costs, or have to take unpaid leave, you may be eligible for support from Work and Income:

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