Current Situation in New Zealand
New Zealand has 589 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19. For a summary of the current status see the NZ Ministry of Health current cases page. With continued vigilance the chance of widespread community outbreak is expected to remain low.
There are currently restrictions on who can enter New Zealand. Travellers who have arrived in New Zealand within the last 14 days are being asked to self-isolate. See Self-isolation to find out more.
If you have been overseas within the last 14 days and develop a fever, cough or shortness of breath, call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.
New Zealand is currently at Alert Level 4 – Eliminate
These alert levels specify the public health and social measures to be taken. Nationwide, New Zealand is currently at Level 4 – Eliminate. This means that it is likely that the disease is not contained.
How to protect yourself and others
• Cough or sneeze into your elbow or by covering your mouth and nose with tissues.
• Put used tissues in the bin or a bag immediately.
• Wash your hands with soap and water often.
• Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
• Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects, such as doorknobs.
• Stay home if you feel unwell and call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.
Call Healthline 24/7 on 0800 358 5453 if you need to speak to someone.
Visit health.govt.nz/covid-19 for more information