19 August 2021
- Get a test if you a) have symptoms of COVID-19 or b) have visited a location of interest. Otherwise stay at home.
- Visit Health Point for information on testing centres.
- Call Healthline on 0800 611 116 if you are not sure if you need a test.
Where to go for a COVID-19 test
See the Health Point website for the most up to date list of sites to get a COVID-19 test.
There are currently 138 sites in the South Island where you can receive a COVID-19 test.
Not sure if you should get a test? Check out the latest information about COVID-19 symptoms.
14 February 2021
In light of the recent community cases - here’s a reminder for getting tested:
Who should get tested
It’s important the right people can get access to testing — so please don’t rush to a centre if you are well, or if you weren’t at one of the locations of interest.
A reminder that if you were not at a location of interest at the stated times and you have no symptoms you do not need to be tested.
If you were at the locations of interest at the times stated, you need to get a test, and remain isolated until you receive the result.
If you have symptoms but have not been to a location of interest stay home and call Healthline for advice on 0800 358 5453.
As always, if you are unwell with symptoms, take advice about getting tested before you head out – firstly by calling Healthline.
Recovering from COVID-19
The health team responsible for your daily health checks will let you know when you are no longer at risk of infecting others with COVID-19.
They will assess you as recovered if you meet all the following criteria:
- It must have been at least 10 days since you got your symptoms.
- You need to have been clear of all symptoms for 72 hours.
If you were hospitalised, it must be at least 10 days after you are discharged from the hospital and you must be clear of all symptoms for 72 hours.
If you have had COVID-19 but have not had any symptoms, you will be assessed as recovered when it has been 10 days since you had a positive test.