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What should I do if I think I have COVID-19?

If you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, such as cold or flu symptoms, get a test and stay home until you get a negative result.

A COVID-19 test is free of charge. This applies regardless of your citizenship, immigration status, nationality or level of medical insurance coverage. A RAT result shows within 15 minutes of taking the test.

You may need to pay for a test if it’s for the purpose of entering another country. Information on getting a pre-departure COVID-19 test at Covid19.govt.nz.

Where can I get tested for COVID-19?

Visit the Healthpoint website for locations of COVID-19 testing sites or where to pick up a RAT kit. If you are unsure, talk to your local healthcare provider or call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

What are the options if you need a test but can’t access a testing centre?

Call your doctor or Healthline. If transport to a testing centre is a challenge, your healthcare provider can discuss options with you, including the possibility of delivering RATs to your home.

What if my test comes back positive?

If you have COVID-19 you need to self-isolate for at least 7 days. Find out what else you need to do.

Last updated 13 September 2022.