COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

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

Current situation

New Zealand has 1,504 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19. More information is available on our current cases page

Alert Level 2

On Thursday 14 May New Zealand moved to Alert Level 2 - Reduce.

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 >

Gatherings and events

From 12pm on Friday 29 May new increased limits on gatherings and events will apply. The need for funerals or tangihanga to register via the Ministry of Health will stop. Further information about these changes will be available later this week. Find out more on the COVID-19 website.

Āwhina app

The Ministry has launched Āwhina - an app which helps health workers stay up to date on the latest COVID-19 information and receive notifications when new content is added or updated. Find out more about Āwhina.

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.

Latest updates

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

27 May:

26 May:

25 May:

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20 May:

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