This section provides the latest updates, information and advice on COVID-19.
Anyone who has cold or flu symptoms should get a test and stay home until you have a negative test result.
There are 9 new cases of COVID-19 as of 9 am 3 December 2020. There are now 70 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.
The use of masks or face coverings is mandatory for most transport services in, into and out of Auckland and on passenger flights throughout New Zealand. Find out what rules apply and who is exempt. See Masks and face coverings.
For the rest of New Zealand, 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.