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COVID-19 Health and Disability System Response Plan

Published online: 
15 April 2020
COVID-19 Health and Disability System Response Plan.

The COVID-19 Health and Disability System Response Plan establishes a framework to prepare for and manage the national response to the outbreak of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in New Zealand. It is aimed primarily at the health and disability sector but includes some components relevant to other agencies and sectors.

This Plan is derived from the framework provided by the New Zealand Influenza Pandemic Plan (2017) and relevant information from other sources. We are currently pursuing a version of an elimination strategy that seeks to eradicate or minimise cases of COVID-19 from New Zealand to a level that is manageable by the health system, until a vaccine becomes available to achieve population-level immunity.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    15 April 2020
  • ISBN:
    978-1-98-859777-5 (online)
  • HP number:
    7363
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2020. COVID-19 Health and Disability System Response Plan. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:

    Owned by the Ministry of Health and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence.

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