Quarantine - when you have been in contact with an infected person

The Chief Medical Officer will contact you if you have been in direct contact with an infected person. If you have had direct contact with a person who has been infected with COVID-19 you will quarantine for at least 10 days, pending a negative test result.

The practical consequences of quarantine are the same as for isolation.

This means that:

  • You isolate yourself from others where you live
  • You do not go to work or run errands and you do not leave the property where you are in isolation
  • You have no direct contact with other people, including those who live in the same household

If you cannot isolate yourself at home you should find an alternative residence. If this is not possible, the Ministry of Health can assist in finding other options, such as a hotel.

The Chief Medical Officer will decide when you can be released from quarantine.