If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, get tested.

Effective from Tuesday 15 August 2023, the mandatory requirement of 7 day isolation is removed.

How to get tested

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 it is FREE to get a COVID-19 test. You can get tested at:

If you have medical questions, call your local GP for advice or Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

If you test positive for COVID-19, we recommend you isolate for 5 days, even if you only have mild symptoms. Household contacts don't need to isolate, but are recommended to test daily for 5 days and wear a mask when leaving the house. Find out what else you need to do.

Most people who get COVID-19 experience a mild to moderate illness, and can safely recover at home.

Some people with a higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 are eligible for treatment with free COVID-19 antiviral medicines. These medicines reduce the amount of virus in your body, so you do not get as sick and you are less likely to go to hospital. Find out more information at info.health.nz.

Find your nearest testing centre

Get vaccinated

Find out the latest news and updates on COVID-19 vaccination and boosters.

Getting vaccinated

Simple tips to stay well

Here's some simple steps you can take to protect your whānau, your community, and yourself from COVID-19 and other illnesses:

  • Wear a face covering where recommended or when you feel it is appropriate
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitiser
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow
  • Use good ventilation
  • Clean or disinfect shared surfaces regularly
Find out more about keeping up healthy habits

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Last updated 1 March 2024.