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Please complete the COVID-19 Self-Assessment Questionnaire if you:
  • Test Positive for COVID-19
  • Are a Household Contact
  • Have a Workplace Exposure

Complete the COVID-19 Self-Assessment Questionnaire.

If you require assistance to complete the questionnaire or have any queries please contact the Employee Covid Response Centre on 0800 33 88 22 or by email.

 

What to do if you are exposed to Covid-19

Information for 2DHB Workers Only.

If you take a test after recently recovering from COVID-19, it will likely show as positive - but this does not mean you are infectious. Because of this, you should avoid taking further tests for 28 days. Count your 28 days from when your symptoms started or when you tested positive, whichever came first.

ScenariosWhat you need to doLeave options
I woke up with COVID-19 Symptoms
  1. Tell your manager
  2. Get a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT). If you don't already have a RAT kit at home, you can collect it from a community testing centre or arrange to collect some from Occupational Health
  3. Wait for the test result:
    • If negative, return to work if you feel well enough
    • If positive follow the advice below for 'I'm COVID-19 positive'
  4. Record your result with MoH

 

COVID Paid Special Leave
I've started feeling sick during my shift
  1. Tell your manager
  2. Go home & complete a RAT (if you don’t have any RATs please source some via your Manager)
  3. Once you get the results:
    • Negative, if you feel well enough return to work do another RAT the following day. Providing this is also negative you can return to work the same day.
    • Positive, follow the guidance below.
  4. Record your results with MoH

 

Sick leave if result is negative but you need to take time off to recover. COVID Paid Special Leave if you test positive
I'm COVID-19 positive
  1. Tell your manager
  2. Complete the Self-Assessment Questionnaire
  3. Record your result with MoH
  4. Isolate at home for 5 days
  5. Follow: Advice for positive critical healthcare staff
COVID Paid Special Leave
I've had COVID-19 but have developed new symptoms

If you take a test after recently recovering from COVID-19, it will likely show as positive — but this does not mean you are infectious. Because of this, you should avoid taking further tests for 28 days. Count your 28 days from when your symptoms started or when you tested positive, whichever came first.

After 28 days, if you get new symptoms:

  1. Take a RAT
  2. Wait for the test result:
    • If negative, manage symptoms at home and return to work if you feel well enough
    • If positive, Isolate at home and repeat a further RAT the next morning. If positive you will be considered a new case and will need to isolate again. Follow the advice above for 'I'm COVID-19 positive'.
COVID Paid Special Leave if you test positive
I'm a household contact (i.e. Live with or spent more than 4 hours inside a house with someone who has COVID-19)
  1. Tell your manager
  2. Complete the Self Assessment Questionnaire
  3. Take a rapid antigen test before starting your shift each day for 7 days following your last exposure. If you are no longer in the same house, you will still need to do this for 7 days
  4. Record your result with MoH
  5. If your test is negative you can continue to work.
  6. Follow: Advice for household contacts

 

COVID Paid Special Leave if you test positive
Someone I live with has COVID-19 symptoms
  1. Tell them to get tested
  2. You can continue to work as normal unless they test positive
  3. If they test positive, follow the advice above for ‘I am a household contact'

 

N/A
One of my work colleagues has been identified as a household contact
  1. Ask them to complete the Self-Assessment Questionnaire
  2. You can continue to work as normal

 

N/A
I have been exposed to COVID-19 at work without appropriate PPE
  1. Tell your manager
  2. Complete the Self-Assessment Questionnaire
  3. Be aware of your symptoms; stay home and get tested if you develop symptoms
COVID Paid Special Leave if you're home and awaiting results