Close Contacts

You are a Close Contact if you have had contact with a person with COVID-19 when they were infectious. Close Contacts are to follow self isolation guidelines. Monitor yourself for symptoms and if you develop any, take a RAT/PCR test. 

You are a Close Contact if you have had contact with a person with COVID-19 when they were infectious.

You are considered a Close Contact if you have:

  • been close (within 1.5 metres) to a positive case of COVID-19 for more than 15 minutes and the Case was not wearing a mask or wasn’t wearing a mask correctly/appropriate PPE. This may include how close you were sitting near a case on an airplane.

OR

  • had direct contact with respiratory secretions or saliva from a Case (e.g.: kissing, shared a cigarette, vape or drink bottle, or if the person coughed or sneezed directly on you) 

OR

  • spent time in an indoor space for more than 1 hour with a case and at least one of the following: 
    • the Case was singing, shouting, smoking, vaping, exercising, or dancing
    • the Case was not wearing a mask or wasn’t wearing it properly
    • the indoor space was poorly ventilated (i.e., there were no windows or doors open)
    • the indoor space was smaller than 100m2 (about three double garages). 

All household members of a case are Close Contacts. 

If you don’t meet any of the above, you are not a Close Contact

If you have been identified as a Close Contact of someone with COVID-19, you may be notified by:

  • the person who has COVID-19
  • a message or call from the Public Health Unit at Niue Foou Hospital

You need to self-isolate for 7 days if you are a Close Contact and will be required to take up to 3 COVID tests.

Monitor yourself for symptoms, and if any develop, get a test.

Please report your negative or positive RAT results to covid.results@gov.nu or during your daily welfare check.

If you are travelling or holidaying

For people who are travelling or holidaying on Niue if you are notified that you are a close contact please follow the guidelines for close contacts. Please note that you may have to change your travel plans.

You are a Person of Interest if you had exposure to a case but do not meet the criteria for a Close Contact.

For example, you may have been at the same location as the case but not in direct contact with the case for longer than 15 minutes.

If you are a Person of Interest monitor yourself for symptoms, and if any develop, get a test.

 

COVID GUIDELINES

COVID Alert Levels – Triggers and Actions                           Download

COVID Alert Levels – Interventions                                         Download 

Niue Emergency Response Plan to COVID-19 2020 v.4   Download Here