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 23 September 2021 there are 289 active cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand, including 261 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

Upper Hauraki

Upper Hauraki has moved to Alert level 3 in line with Auckland. There are special requirements in place for those who live in or were in the upper Hauraki area between 8 and 20 September. See more on the Unite Against COVID-19 website.

Locations of interest

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

Testing locations

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 and Upper Hauraki 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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