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Omicron - what you need to know



The COVID-19 Protection Framework ended at 11.59pm on 12 September 2022.  The COVID-19 response will remain active and operating in the background, with fewer restrictions on individuals.

This will mean that:

  • Only people who test positive for COVID-19 will be required to isolate for seven days. Household contacts are recommended to take a RAT test every day for five days. So long as they test negative, they will be able to go about daily life as normal.
  • All mask requirements will be removed, except for visitors in certain healthcare settings including primary care, urgent care, hospitals, aged residential care, disability-related residential care and pharmacies but not in counselling, mental health and addiction services. 
  • Some places, such as workplaces, special events, or marae may ask people to wear a mask as a condition of entry. This will be at their discretion and no longer a Government requirement. People are encouraged to respect those who continue to keep wearing masks for the protection they offer against COVID-19.
  • All remaining Government vaccine mandates will end. The last workforce with a Government vaccine mandate is health and disability workers. This ended at 11:59pm, 26 September 2022. Some employers may still require workers to be vaccinated due to their responsibilities under health and safety legislation. 
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