Entering managed isolation
The purpose of managed isolation is to ensure people do not have COVID-19 before they return to our communities.
Take a tour of a managed isolation facility
Hey I'm Corporal Taylor and I'm working here in Auckland. We're in one of the managed isolation facilities and what I'm going to do to you today is just take a little bit of a tour and show you what we get up to on a day-to-day basis.
What we're doing here is just a bit of a perimeter check, what we're doing is looking for any areas in which people can potentially come in or people that can exit out.
One of our roles here in the managed isolation facility is also entry and exit of this perimeter. So we've got here is one of the ladies from Executive Security that's going to open it so we can get into this facility.
Before we move from room to room just making sure we sanitize our hands.
Here we have our main desk typically operated by AVSEC also military and this is where the police are stationed. Here is where people check in before they're going upstairs to get health checks before they start their shift.
In this room we have the headquarter element of this managed isolation facility, this is where they run the orders group and then begin their day.
Here we have the pre-testing for people that are getting their swabs on day three and day 11, what they do is they bring the guests and ourselves when we're getting tested into this area we fill out some documents and then we get taken into that room to get swabbed.
So what i'm doing here pretty much is just checking down this facility, just making sure that there's no one coming in and out of their rooms when they shouldn't be, also this is where the food gets delivered. So when we talk about it at main gate when food gets dropped off we give it to the security guards and they come and drop it there.
Here we have the kitchen where all the meals get prepared, the meals here have been really awesome what they do on a daily basis to serve breakfast lunch and dinner to all the guests and to all the staff members.
Here we have an outdoor area where guests can come down and spend some time here chilling out and get away from their rooms.
In this area we're allowed a maximum of eight people that can be here for 30 minutes at a time, just to ensure that we're following safety protocols.
That pretty much wraps up the tour of this facility, it's been really awesome working with other government agencies and really just helping New Zealand protect itself.
Tens of thousands of people have completed their managed isolation stay safely, and have returned to their loved ones and friends.
Arriving at a facility
You will be met by staff from the managed isolation and quarantine programme at your facility. They will be in regular contact with you and can provide any support you need.
You will also get an information pack with more detail about your stay.
If you are under 18, we will help you and your whānau/parents/guardian to make your stay as comfortable and safe as possible.
There may be some special provisions available, for example to enable school work. A parent might also be able to join you in managed isolation.