Keep New Zealand safe this Labour weekend

We all have a part to play to keep New Zealand safe over the long weekend.

Stay home if you’re sick, and get a test

If you are sick, do not travel or socialise this Labour weekend.

If you are sick with cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms, you should immediately self-isolate. This means you should not travel, and you should not go out to Labour weekend sales or other social or retail events.

Instead, stay home and call your GP or Healthline on 0800 358 5453 to get a COVID-19 test.

Scan everywhere you go with the NZ COVID Tracer app

Wherever you go and whatever you do over Labour weekend, record it.

The NZ COVID Tracer app keeps us one step ahead of the virus. The more we all scan, the safer we’ll all be.

If you see a QR code, scan it. This is particularly important as many people may be moving around the country, and you may not remember later the names and places of everywhere you visit if you are away from home.

Even if you have fallen out of the habit of using the app, we urge you to start again — reset your habits and go from now.

Businesses have a part to play as well. Make sure your QR code can be easily seen and accessed, and encourage people to scan in.

If you do not use the app, remember to keep a pen and paper diary of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen.

Wear a face covering on public transport

When travelling, you are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering on public transport or planes, or when you cannot maintain physical distance in crowded indoor places.

Keep practising good hygiene

Make sure you’re washing your hands regularly, keeping surfaces clean, coughing and sneezing into your elbow and wearing face coverings when you can’t maintain physical distance in crowded indoor spaces.