COVID-19 Positive patients

BELOW IS SOME USEFUL INFORMATION. PLEASE REMEMBER TO CALL FOR HELP IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS.

Key Phone numbers:
Medical emergency: call 111
COVID-19 Healthline: 0800‑358‑5453
COVID-19 Welfare support: 0800-512-337

If you have done a RAT test at home you need to self report this online at through your My COVID Record login . Here is also an instruction video.

You and all members of your household now MUST SELF ISOLATE. This means you or anyone in your household cannot go to the shops, work etc…  If you are concerned about getting supplies of food/medication or other welfare needs, please call  0800 512 337

What to expect with Covid-19

There can be a broad range of symptoms, timecourses, and illness severity. Regardless of vaccination status, age and comorbidities.

In vaccinated and boosted adults

  • Illness may begin with a dry sore throat, body aches, cough, and headache, and lasts for several days. Fatigue is common during the 1- to 2‑week illness
  • Breathing problems are less common, if you have any breathing problems contact us or healthline.
  • Symptoms for vaccinated people may last for a similar length of time to those in the unvaccinated, but are less likely to be severe.      

In unvaccinated adults

  • Illness may begin with a dry sore throat, body aches, cough, and headache which are typically more prolonged and severe than for vaccinated people
  • Be vigilant from day 4 to 10 when symptoms may worsen, and to seek medical assessment if concerned about the severity of your illness.
  • Progression to severe respiratory symptoms is more common in the unvaccinated, with shortness of breath and pneumonia.

For more information, see timeline of COVID-19 symptoms

With public health and government advice changing, this page may not be up to date. For the most up to date information please visit covid19.govt.nz and Health Navigator