Where to from here?
If you test positive for Covid-19 the Ministry of Health will send you a text message from 2328 confirming your positive test result. The text will provide information about self-isolation, support options and a 6-digit access code for the online contact tracing form.
If you had a PCR test, you will get a text message with your result.
If you had a rapid antigen test (RAT), you will get a text message after you have reported your results through My Covid Record or by phone. This can take up to 24 hours.
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Northland has a team that supports people to isolate.
They can help with food, groceries, and other things your whanau needs and link you to iwi and Māori Health providers for ongoing manaaki. Te Whai Community Trust is the local food bank in Mangawhai and can provide food and goods for people in need.
What is isolation?
Isolation means you must stay home for 7 days - unless you need medical care.
You should not leave your isolation to get food, medicines, be vaccinated or go to any shops.
You can't have family or friends come to visit. They can drop groceries and other things you need to the house.
Most people will be able to manage self-isolation with help from whānau and friends, but there is help available for you and your household if you need it, such as:
- money to pay for urgent and essential costs, like food, medicine and some bills
- support from community groups, iwi and Pacific groups in your area, or supplies delivered to you.
Anyone can request help - you do not need to be 'on' a benefit.
Work and Income have an online form where you can request support from a community organisation for your household, or to apply for money for urgent costs.
You can check out what is available at www.workandincome.govt.nz, or you can call Work and Income's COVID-19 Welfare line for free on what 0800 512 337, 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week.
Isolation & testing for your household
Everyone in the home must be tested for COVID. You can see where to get tested here: COVID-19 Testing • Healthpoint.
Everyone you live with must isolate at home while you are infectious. The time they need to isolate will get longer if anyone else in the home gets COVID
E.G as each person tests positive the 7 day isolation 'clock' starts (again) for that newly infected person.
Some good news
- Isolation periods were shortened (from 11:59pm Friday 11 March 2022) people with COVID-19 and their Household Contacts must isolate for 7 days, not 10 days.
- Household Contacts will need to test on Day 3 and Day 7.