COVID-19 resources to help New Zealanders. This includes official COVID-19 material, translated and accessible information.
The unit against COVID-19 website has everything you need to know about COVID-19 in one place, including health, travel, education, business and community issues.
Everyone in New Zealand aged 12 years and over can book their free COVID-19 vaccination now. It doesn’t matter what your visa or citizenship status is. For more information visit the:
- Book My Vaccine(external link) website
- Information for Maori(external link)
- Find available vaccination appointments near you, check how long the wait is at your local supermarket or COVID testing station on the Time in the line(external link) website.
Protect yourself, your whānau, and your community
Wearing a mask or other face covering helps keep you and others safe.
All New Zealanders have to wear a mask or face covering on buses, trains, ferries, planes, taxis and Ubers.
Face coverings can be homemade. There are tips on mask wearing and making on the Unite Against Covid website: https://covid19.govt.nz/health-and-wellbeing/face-coverings/(external link)
The government is distributing masks to those who may struggle to access them. Officials are working with food banks, churches and community groups to reach who need them most.
If you are unable to access masks and can’t make your own, you can use a bandana or scarf.
Get tested for COVID-19
If you are sick, stay home – don’t travel. Call your doctor or Healthline for advice on getting tested. Get tested if you are asked to. Testing is free unless you are being tested ahead of travelling overseas.
For information on symptoms or testing locations, visit the official COVID-19 page https://covid19.govt.nz/health-and-wellbeing/get-tested-for-covid-19/(external link)
Keep track of where you’ve been
Scanning the QR code or signing in at any business or gathering is now mandatory in case contact tracing is needed at a later date. Fast and effective contact tracing is one way we can all work together to prevent any further spread of COVID-19 in New Zealand. If you use NZ COVID Tracer, it's a lot easier for health officials to let you know about any risk of exposure.
All Kāinga Ora offices will display QR code posters during all Alert Levels. The posters will be displayed in a prominent place, at or near the main entrance. Please ensure you check-in as you enter the building.
For more official information on the NZ COVID Tracer, visit the COVID-19 page https://covid19.govt.nz/health-and-wellbeing/stay-healthy/keep-track-of-where-youve-been/#how-contact-tracing-helps(external link)
Ministry for Pacific Peoples
To help our Pacific community, the Ministry of Pacific Peoples have made videos in 9 Pacific languages with the latest key messages.
They are taking a prompt response to help break the chain of transmission. To view and share this information https://www.mpp.govt.nz/covid-19/(external link) you can also visit their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MinistryforPacificPeoples/(external link)
Te Puni Kōkiri – Ministry of Māori Development
Te Puni Kōkiri is working closely with whānau, hapū, iwi, and across government, to help Māori communities through this global pandemic. Their website has information available to support hānau and Māori businesses through COVID-19 with guidance and links to useful information. https://www.tpk.govt.nz/en/whakamahia/covid-19-information-for-maori(external link)
COVID-19 accessible and translated material
The official COVID-19 website has released accessible and translated material to ensure all New Zealander’s have access to the most up to date information.
Accessible information https://covid19.govt.nz/updates-and-resources/accessible-information/(external link)
Translated information https://covid19.govt.nz/updates-and-resources/translations/(external link)
Page updated: 5 March 2021