COVID-19: Response planning

Information on our response measures and strategic planning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Some of the pages in this section have moved to Te Whatu Ora’s website.

In this section

  • Information on the legal and regulatory instruments issued by the Government to manage the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more
  • Protecting Aotearoa and New Zealanders from COVID-19 continues to be a priority for the Ministry of Health. The virus continues to evolve, with new variants emerging around the world. With this comes the need to move from a strategy of elimination to reflect new and emerging evidence about the virus and the effectiveness of vaccines. Read more
  • The Ministry of Health has established a long COVID programme with the goal of supporting patients with long COVID in the New Zealand context. Read more
  • To support Government preparedness and response efforts, the Ministry of Health (the Ministry) has developed Aotearoa New Zealand’s Strategic Framework for COVID-19 Variants of Concern (the Strategic Framework), which builds on the plans and enabling systems that have held the Ministry in good stead over the last 2 years. Read more
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