When to request a COVID-19 test
If you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, such as cold or flu symptoms, contact Healthline (0800 358 5453) or your doctor to find out if you need a test.
If you are offered a test for COVID-19, please take it. It will help us ensure we don’t have community transmission, and help keep your friends, family and whānau safe.
A COVID-19 test is free of charge.
The symptoms for COVID-19 are:
- a fever (high temperature)
- a cough
- shortness of breath or trouble breathing
- a sore throat
- sneezing and a runny or dripping nose
- a temporary loss of sense of smell