COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

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

Current situation

Case numbers
There are 2 new cases of COVID-19 today, 19 September 2020. There are now 67 active cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand. See our Current cases page.

Alert levels
All of New Zealand is at Alert Level 2. Gatherings within the Auckland region may involve a maximum of ten (10) people. There can be up to 50 people at funerals and tangihanga if the event is registered with the Ministry of Health. Find out more on the Unite Against COVID-19 website.

Public transport
At 1pm Monday 14th September, the need for physical distancing on public transport was removed. Wearing masks on domestic flights or on public transport such as trains, buses and ferries remains mandatory. 

See also: Information on contact tracing and testing.


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

All of New Zealand

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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