COVID-19: Testing Plan and Testing Guidance

The COVID-19 Testing Plan for Aotearoa/New Zealand sets out how testing will support the COVID-19 Protection Framework. The Testing Guidance provides testing advice to clinicians.

Last updated: 5 July 2022

The COVID-19 Testing Plan for Aotearoa/New Zealand

Testing is a key tool to help New Zealand recover from and live with COVID-19 and continues to be an essential part of the overall COVID-19 response strategy.  

Testing Plan

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Testing Guidance

The Testing Guidance provides advice on who, why and when to test. It is updated based on the latest knowledge about the virus and its symptoms, and on current conditions and response settings in New Zealand.

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Detailed clinical guidance:

Please note: The COVID-19 Testing Guidance which had been scheduled to be in force until 30 June has been extended until Tuesday 19 July due to the operational functions of the Ministry of Health transitioning to the newly-established Health NZ agency.

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