COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

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

Current situation

There is one new case of COVID-19 in managed isolation today, in addition to the four cases in the community announced yesterday. See the latest media release for more information.


As is our usual protocol we are tracing all close and casual contacts of these cases, and getting them tested for COVID-19. All close contacts will remain in self-isolation for 14 days, and all casual contacts will remain in self isolation until they have returned a negative test.


There are now 26 active cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand. See our current cases page.

Alert levels

As of midday on Wednesday August 12 the Auckland region (Auckland Council area) is at Alert Level 3 for 3 days until midnight on Friday 14 August. The rest of New Zealand is at Alert Level 2. Find out more from the Unite Against COVID-19 website.


Where to get a test for COVID-19 in Auckland 

If you have symptoms you can:

  • get a test at most GPs - call ahead to find out if you need a test and follow their advice. 
  • get a test at a Community Testing Centre - this list will continue to be updated. 

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.

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:

12 August:

7 August:

6 August:

4 August:

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