Proof of COVID-19 infection & being a household contact

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Due to winter illnesses putting pressure on the health system, the Ministry of Health would like to remind employers that they can consider the text messages it sends to people positive with COVID-19 and their household contacts, as proof of needing time off work.

Texts from 2328 or 2648 are sent to a COVID-19 positive person and any household contacts they identify.

Employers needing proof of staff taking time off work due to COVID-19 illness, or being the household contact, can use these text messages as reliable evidence rather than asking for a traditional GP ‘medical certificate’, which creates additional work for general practice at a particularly busy time of year.

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