COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

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

Current situation

Case numbers
There are no new cases of COVID-19 today, 21 September 2020. There are now 62 active cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand. See our Current cases page.

Alert Levels
From 11:59pm, Monday 21 September, all of New Zealand (except Auckland) will be at Alert Level 1. From 11:59pm on Wednesday 23 September, Auckland will be at Alert Level 2. Find out more on the Unite Against COVID-19 website. The Government will review the Alert Level for Auckland on Monday 5 October.

In Auckland at Alert Level 2, wearing masks remains mandatory on domestic flights to, from or through Auckland, and on public transport such as trains, buses and ferries. Gatherings may include up to 100 people.

For the rest of New Zealand at Alert Level 1, wearing masks on domestic flights to, from or through Auckland is mandatory. It is not mandatory to wear a mask on public transport, but it is recommended.

All of New Zealand should continue to do the following:


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.

Health & Disability Services at:


Alert Level 2

(from 11.59pm on Wednesday 23 September)


Alert Level 1

Rest of New Zealand
(from 11.59pm on Monday 21 September)

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 >

Latest updates

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

17 September:

15 September:

14 September:

11 September:

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