COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

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

Current situation

February Auckland Cases

Alert Levels update

  • From Tuesday 23 February the whole of New Zealand is at Alert Level 1.
  • At Alert Level 1 you are legally required to wear a face mask or covering on all public transport and flights throughout New Zealand.
  • For more information about Alert Levels, see the Unite Against COVID-19 website.

Anyone who has cold or flu symptoms should get a test and stay home until you have a negative test result. Find your local testing facility on the Healthpoint website.

Case numbers
As at 9 am 25 February 2021 there are 65 active cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand. See our Current cases page and the latest News and media updates.

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.

COVID-19 vaccines

We're expecting enough vaccines for everyone in New Zealand. They'll be free and voluntary for the general public.

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.

25 February

24 February

20 February

19 February

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