COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

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

Current situation

COVID-19 cases in the community

As at 21 September 2021 there are 325 active cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand, including 294 community cases that are being managed.

Anyone who returns a positive COVID-19 test is required to enter a managed isolation facility for 14 days.

See more on our Current cases page and in the latest News and media updates

Locations of interest

View the locations of interest and advice on what to do on our contact tracing locations of interest page

Testing locations

Upper Hauraki

There are special requirements in place for those who live in or have been to the upper Hauraki area. See more in this media release and on the Unite Against COVID-19 website.

Protecting yourself and others

Read about what to do at different Alert Levels on our Protecting yourself and others page and visit the Unite Against COVID-19 website.

Accessing health care

You can still get medical help if you need it. This includes health care services, such as Healthline, GPs, cancer services, disability and aged support services.

Alert levels

Auckland is at Alert Level 3.

Temporary Alert Level 4 restrictions apply to Upper Hauraki until midday Friday 24 September.

The rest of New Zealand remains at Alert Level 2.

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



Latest updates

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

21 September

20 September

16 September

15 September

13 September

10 September

9 September

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