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 19 September 2021 there are 394 active cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand, including 361 community cases that are being managed. See our Current cases page

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

See more in the latest News and media updates.

Locations of interest

There are locations of interest in Auckland, Bombay, Cambridge, Maramarua, Mount Maunganui, Ngatea, Paeroa and Tauranga. Please view the locations of interest and advice on what to do on the contact tracing locations of interest page

Testing locations

Protecting yourself and others

Read about ways of protecting yourself and others and visit the Unite Against COVID-19 website for information on what to do at different Alert Levels.

Accessing healthcare

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

Alert levels

Auckland is at Alert Level 4.

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



Latest updates

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

16 September

15 September

13 September

10 September

9 September

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