COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

This section provides the latest updates, information and advice on COVID-19.

Current situation

New Zealand has 1,504 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19. More information is available on our current cases page

Alert Level 2

On Thursday 14 May New Zealand moved to Alert Level 2 - Reduce.

NZ COVID Tracer app  

The official Ministry of Health contact tracing app helps you keep a digital diary of the places you’ve been.

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From 12pm on Friday 29 May several changes to the Alert Level 2 rules came into effect. For a summary of these changes, see the COVID-19 website or our updated guidelines for social gatherings, businesses and services, and deaths, funerals, and tangihanga.

Āwhina app

The Ministry has launched Āwhina - an app which helps health workers stay up to date on the latest COVID-19 information and receive notifications when new content is added or updated. Find out more about Āwhina.

For COVID-19 health advice and information, contact the Healthline team (for free) on 0800 358 5453 or +64 9 358 5453 for international SIMS.

Latest updates

Our advice is under active review and is updated regularly. The latest updates include the following changes to the website:

29 May:

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