Publication date: 27 August 2020
The Minister of Health has today released the final report of the Contact Tracing Assurance Committee (CTAC), led by Sir Brian Roche. The Committee was tasked with reviewing progress against the recommendations of the earlier Verrall report.
The report confirms that the Ministry has met the recommendations of the Verrall report and contact tracing in New Zealand is in an increasingly strong position. While there will always be room for improvement, the Ministry is pleased with what has already been achieved to ensure that New Zealand maintains a gold-standard in contact tracing. Our experience around the current Auckland outbreak demonstrates the progress our contact tracing service, and the people working in it, have made.
You can read the CTAC report and related health reports to the Minister below. The Indicator Report (11 August 2020 to 21 August 2020) can be viewed on the Ongoing COVID-19 disease indicator summary reports.