COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

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

Current situation

February Auckland Cases

If you’ve recently been in Auckland, please read the guidance in the media statement on 1 March about what to do.

Alert Levels update

  • From 6am on 28 February Auckland moved to Alert Level 3 and the rest of New Zealand to Alert Level 2.
  • You are legally required to wear a face mask or covering on all public transport and flights throughout New Zealand.
  • For more information about Alert Levels, see the Unite Against COVID-19 website.
  • Find out about travel within New Zealand during this period.

Anyone who has cold or flu symptoms, including muscle aches and fatigue, should get a test and stay home until you have a negative test result. Find your local testing facility on the Healthpoint website.

Case numbers
As at 9 am 3 March 2021 there are 62 active cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand. See our Current cases page and the latest News and media updates.

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.

COVID-19 vaccines

We're expecting enough vaccines for everyone in New Zealand. They'll be free and voluntary for the general public.

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



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