COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

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

Current situation

My Vaccine Pass

Find out how to request your My Vaccine pass online and at participating vaccination sites. if you require assistance with your pass, please call 0800 222 478.

COVID-19 vaccination

New Zealand’s vaccination rate has reached 94 percent for first doses and 88 percent for second doses. Find out more about COVID-19 vaccinations on the Unite Against COVID-19 website.

Health guidance for summer

Our summer health guidance can help you prevent or minimise the spread of COVID-19 during what can be a busy social period. Read more: Health guidance for summer

COVID-19 cases

There are active cases of COVID-19 in Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Canterbury, Hawke’s Bay, Lakes, MidCentral, Nelson-Marlborough, Northland, Waikato, Taranaki and Whanganui. Anyone who returns a positive COVID-19 test is required to remain isolated or quarantined as directed (see Section 70).

See more on our Current cases page and in the latest News and media updates.

Locations of interest

View the locations of interest and advice on what to do on our contact tracing locations of interest page


View the latest information about COVID-19 testing on the Unite Against COVID-19 website. Find testing locations: in Auckland or nationwide.

Omicron variant

We are assessing the latest international information on Omicron, the recently identified new COVID-19 variant of concern. Read more: About the Omicron variant

Traffic lights

New Zealand has moved to the COVID-19 Protection Framework (traffic lights).

Parts of the North Island are at Red or Orange, and the whole South Island is at Orange.

Traffic Lights - Unite Against COVID-19

Latest updates

Our advice is under active review and is updated regularly. The latest updates include the following changes to the website.

7 December

5 December

3 December

2 December

1 December

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