This section provides the latest updates, information and advice on COVID-19.
There are some cases of Omicron in the community and to manage this we are changing our approach. There is new guidance on things you can do to protect yourself and your community. All households and businesses are encouraged to make a plan and prepare.
Find out how you and your household can be prepared at Be prepared for COVID-19 on the Unite against COVID-19 website.
New Zealand’s vaccination rate has reached 95 percent for first doses and 93 percent for second doses. Tamariki who are 5 to 11-year-olds can now receive the COVID-19 vaccine and boosters are available for people 18 and over who have had two doses of COVID-19 vaccine at least four months ago. Read more about COVID-19 vaccinations.
There are active cases of COVID-19 in the community in both the North Island and the South Island. Anyone who returns a positive COVID-19 test is required to remain isolated as directed (see Section 70).
Locations of interest
View the locations of interest and advice on what to do on our contact tracing locations of interest page.
For more general COVID-19 guidance, visit Unite Against COVID-19.