This section provides the latest updates, information and advice on COVID-19.
On Monday 8 June at 11.59 pm New Zealand moved to Alert Level 1.
To find out more see Health and disability services at Alert Level 1.
There are 22 active cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand. New Zealand's confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 to date is 1534 – see our current cases page.
The focus is now on protecting New Zealanders with:
- robust border controls
- continued surveillance and testing
- contact tracing capability and rapid isolation of new cases
- public support to prevent any further spread, like good hygiene and keeping records of movement.
Our advice is under active review and is updated regularly. The latest updates include the following changes to the website:
- Updated: Infection prevention and control procedures for DHB acute care hospitals
- Updated: Managed isolation and quarantine
- Updated: Advice for travellers
- Updated: COVID-19: Advice for all health professionals
- Updated: Advice to border sector: COVID-19 becomes a quarantinable disease
- Updated: No Change of Health Status Report for Health Pratique form
- Updated: Frequently asked questions about PPE and COVID-19
- Added: Guidance on the provision of face masks on inbound international flights
- Added: Quarantine/isolation process at the maritime border
- Updated: quarantine and managed isolation numbers
- Added: Maritime sector and Aviation sector
- Updated: Epidemic Notice and Orders
- Updated: Getting disability support
- Updated: Primary care quick reference guide
- Updated: COVID-19 Health and Wellbeing Survey
- Updated: Testing rates for ethnicity and DHB
- National Testing Strategy for COVID-19 for June to August 2020