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 28 September 2021 there are 216 active cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand, including 202 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

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.

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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