This section provides the latest updates, information and advice on COVID-19.
Wellington region testing & advice
As part of our ongoing precautionary approach, and to help rule out undetected COVID-19 infection, the Ministry is encouraging anyone with symptoms, especially if they are in the Wellington region, to get advice on testing promptly. This advice also applies to recent visitors to the Wellington region. Anyone who develops symptoms consistent with COVID-19 should call Healthline (0800 358 5453) or your doctor, or visit a testing station to get a test.
Find out about testing sites in the Wellington region open today.
Melbourne community case
See our latest media release and Quarantine-free travel: Contact tracing locations of interest. See also the Section 70 order.
Quarantine-free travel with the Cook Islands and Australia
Separate quarantine-free travel arrangements are now in place with the Cook Islands and Australia. See the Advice for travellers page for more information.
All of New Zealand is 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, including muscle aches and fatigue, should get a test and stay home until you have a negative test result. Find your local testing facility on the Healthpoint website.