COVID-19 general FAQs for members

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FAQs for DHB members during the COVID-19 crisis

If you are required to self isolate


If I am required to look after patients with COVID-19, what happens if I have to go into self-isolation or contract the disease myself?


If you work for a DHB you will receive paid special leave if your employer requires you to self-isolate.

If you work outside of the DHB sector, and are symptom-free and willing to work, you should be given paid special leave. Contact NZNO’s Member Support Centre on 0800 28 38 48 or if issues arise with their employer regarding this.

If you work outside of the DHB sector and contract the disease then sick leave provisions will apply. Non DHB members are advised to check their employment agreement to ensure that all leave options have been properly considered by their employer.