This section provides the latest updates, information and advice on COVID-19.
There are 25 new cases of COVID-19 today, 21 October 2020. There are now 56 active cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand. See our Current cases page and the latest News and media updates.
All of New Zealand is at Alert Level 1. Find out more on the Unite Against COVID-19 website.
While it is not mandatory to wear a mask on public transport during Alert Level 1, it is encouraged.
All of New Zealand should continue to do the following:
- sign into places, using the NZ COVID Tracer app or keep a record
- maintain good hygiene practices
- stay home if you’re unwell and get a test.