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5 November 2021
So far we’ve had no cases of Covid-19 among our students or staff. However, you will be aware that the number of cases within Northland Te Tai Tokerau is increasing, and with it there is a corresponding increase in the number of locations of interest and contacts of positive cases. This is particularly relevant to the current situation in the Far North.
Below is some advice around what you should do in various situations related to Covid. The same information will also be sent to students.
If you’re unwell: Stay home and call the Covid Healthline for advice on 0800 358 5453.
If you’ve been at a location of interest at the relevant time: This is dependent on the specific location. For most locations, the advice is to self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days after the exposure event. If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result AND until 24 hours after the symptoms resolve.
However for some locations, where the risk of exposure is deemed to be higher, the advice may be to get tested immediately, and then get tested again after five days. You should stay at home until you receive a negative day five test result.
To find the advice relevant to each location of interest, go to the map on the NorthTec website's Covid information page.
If you’ve been in contact with a positive case: There are different types of contacts depending on the level of exposure, and the advice varies for each type of contact. To find out which type of contact you are, and what you should do, visit the Government's Covid19 website.
If you go directly to a testing station, your level of risk will be assessed, and you will also be advised around whether other people (for example, your whānau or household members) will also need to be tested.
If you’re worried or unsure about your situation: Call the Covid Healthline for advice.
Emergency Management Group