Aotearoa New Zealand’s COVID-19 Surveillance Strategy sets out the overall approach to public health surveillance of COVID-19 in New Zealand.
Last updated: 11 August 2021
This version of Aotearoa New Zealand’s COVID-19 Surveillance Strategy replaces the previous version published in January 2021.
The goal of the surveillance strategy
COVID-19 surveillance’s goal is to monitor, evaluate and inform the equitable delivery of Aotearoa New Zealand’s COVID-19 Elimination Strategy.
Effective COVID-19 surveillance gives decision makers timely access to information and evidence to inform action to detect and respond to cases.
Aotearoa New Zealand’s COVID-19 Surveillance Strategy for COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) includes:
- six key objectives
- specific surveillance questions to address each objective and
- the surveillance activities the health sector does to address the objectives and questions