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Covid-19 Information

Changes in Covid-19 Management

15 August 2023

Effective from 12:01am Tuesday 15 August, the 7 day mandatory isolation period for confirmed Covid-19 cases is removed and there is no longer a mandated requirement to wear face masks in health settings.

Despite the mandates being lifted, the Ministry of Health Advice strongly encourages people to stay home if they are sick, including staying home for 5 days after testing positive for Covid-19. The Ministry of Health also encourages people to continue to wear face masks when visiting health environments such as hospitals and rest homes.

You can read more about last night’s announcements here: All COVID-19 requirements removed

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    Rangitīkei District Council is guided by the Ministry of Health on all decision making around Covid-19.