Changes to COVID-19 reinfection advice

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The Ministry of Health gives the following UPDATED advice:

If a person develops new COVID-19 symptoms, and it has been 29 days or more since their previous infection, it is possible it is a reinfection with COVID-19, and they should take a COVID-19 test.

This is different from previous advice that people should not re-test if they had tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 90 days.

The rules for household contacts have not changed.

Did you know? The COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme is still available for those who are eligible.

Other information about leave and pay entitlements can be found here. It may be helpful to review sick leave and pay entitlements especially with the flu season and the rise in new COVID-19 infections.

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