COVID-19: Surveillance strategy

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

Download the surveillance strategy

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