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What you need to know and do

Stay at home if you are feeling unwell. If you, or someone in your household develops 1 or more of the following symptoms, you should take a rapid antigen test (RAT):

  • a runny nose
  • sore throat
  • cough
  • fever
  • vomiting
  • diarrhoea
  • headache
  • loss of smell or taste
  • shortness of breath


Start your recommended 5 day isolation period

If you test positive for COVID-19, it is recommended you isolate for at least 5 days, even if you only have mild symptoms, starting at Day 0. This includes if you have had COVID-19 before.

Day 0 is the day your symptoms started or when you tested positive, whichever came first.

Isolation means not going to school.

Your Household Contacts do not need to isolate.

If you are a Household Contact of someone who has COVID-19, we recommend you do a RAT each day for 5 days. You are a Household Contact if:

  • you normally live in a house or flat on a permanent or part-time basis, for example, shared custody, with a person who has tested positive, and
  • you spent at least 1 night or day (more than 8 hours) in that residence while the person was infectious.
  • You are also a Household Contact if you do not normally share a residence with the person who has COVID-19, but spent a night together in the same room.


What to do during your recommended isolation period

You should stay at home and avoid contact with other people in your household.

Find out what to do when isolating, including advice if you need to leave isolation, and how to ventilate your home.

How to self-isolate

Ventilation and COVID-19


If you need to go out

If you need to go out during your recommended isolation, we recommend you wear a face mask.

Some healthcare facilities and certain areas within healthcare facilities may ask visitors to wear a face mask. This is to protect those at higher risk, for example patients receiving care in an intensive care unit or emergency department of a hospital. To protect those at higher risk, respect and follow the healthcare facilities policies.


If you have questions can you please direct your inquiries in the following way:

General queries:
Please contact the Head of House of your child and they will direct you to the correct forum

Atawhai: Mr S Williams
Kahurangi: Ms D Mackay
Manutaki: Mrs K Kokohu
Pounamu: Mr H Aitchison
Rangatahi: Ms J Sorensen
Taikura: Mrs Leith-Bringans

Information Technology:
Network for Learning filtering at home please go to to activate this Ministry of Education approved filter to protect your devices from unwanted distractions and content.

All Rosehill College related I.T. queries:
New Era IT:

Te Whare Kimiora:

Health and Wellbeing support please contact our counsellors:

Dr E Khaleghian:
Ms P MacCormick:
Miss P Alontave:

All other inquiries: 

For the most up to date information on Covid-19, please go to  the Covid-19 website and the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education websites. 

A list of supports and resources is available here.

Last edited on 20 December 2023