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 16 October 2021 there are 665 active cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand, including 646 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


View the latest information about COVID-19 testing on the Unite Against COVID-19 website. Find testing locations: in Auckland or nationwide.

Accessing health care

View Health and disability services at different Alert Levels and read more on the COVID-19 website.

Alert levels

Auckland, Northland, and parts of Waikato are at Alert Level 3. 

The rest of New Zealand is 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

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