COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

This section provides the latest updates, information and advice on COVID-19.

Current situation

New Zealand has 1,504 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19. More information is available on our current cases page

Alert Level 2

On Thursday 14 May New Zealand moved to Alert Level 2 - Reduce.

NZ COVID Tracer app  

The official Ministry of Health contact tracing app helps you keep a digital diary of the places you’ve been.

Find out more >

From 12pm on Friday 29 May several changes to the Alert Level 2 rules will come into effect. These include new increased limits for gatherings and events and the removal of the need for funerals or tangihanga to register via the Ministry of Health. Further information about these changes is available on the COVID-19 website.

Āwhina app

The Ministry has launched Āwhina - an app which helps health workers stay up to date on the latest COVID-19 information and receive notifications when new content is added or updated. Find out more about Āwhina.

For COVID-19 health advice and information, contact the Healthline team (for free) on 0800 358 5453 or +64 9 358 5453 for international SIMS.

Latest updates

Our advice is under active review and is updated regularly. The latest updates include the following changes to the website:

27 May:

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