Mahurangi Matters, 3 February 2021 – You Say Online

We asked our Facebook followers if people should have to self-isolate at home for one week after completing managed isolation. Here are some of the responses:

Angela Harris I also think managed isolation needs to be longer. Three weeks in managed, one week at home.

Lucy Coory Yes. It will definitely be beneficial that anyone leaving managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ) is asked and also encouraged to self-isolate at home, but this will be difficult to enforce and will ultimately come down to individuals’ moral judgments. More important is that all returnees are managed appropriately and not exposed to inadvertent risks of transmission. This is a virus and like us it wants to survive. Give it an opportunity, and it will take it.

Arno Nothnagel Not a bad idea but needs to be for selective countries. If from Australia or the Pacific then it makes no sense. A smarter idea would be to use a different facility for MIQ for low-risk travelers so there is no risk of cross contamination.

*There were no comments from those who felt self-isolation should not be a requirement.

See Mahurangi Matters Facebook for more comments and debate.