MOH: Under Alert Level 4, exercise is restricted
If you have been at a location of interest at the relevant time, you could be affected in one of two ways – either as a close contact or a casual plus contact. Please call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for advice on which category you fit into.
If you are a close contact, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days. If you are a household member of the close contact, you will need to stay home until the close contact returns a negative day 5 test.
Self-isolating and staying at home have different public health requirements. You can find them here for self-isolating and here for staying at home.
In terms of exercising, close contacts who have to self-isolate cannot leave their property to exercise. But their household members who are staying at home are able to leave the property to exercise as long as they avoid contact with others and do not have any symptoms.
If you are a casual plus contact, you will need to stay at home. You will be able to leave the property to exercise as long as you avoid contact with others and you do not have any symptoms.
If you are allowed to exercise under Alert Level 4, here are the guidelines:
- You can go for a walk, run or bike ride in your local area.
- If you do, it must be on your own, or with your household bubble.
- You can drive to a place to exercise but it must be close to where you live.
- Keep a 2 meter distance from others.
- Do not do activities that may require search and rescue services, such as swimming, surfing, boating, hunting or tramping.
- If you are unwell, do not leave the property.