COVID-19 is an illness that can affect your lungs and airways.
If you are concerned about yourself or a member of your whānau having symptoms of COVID-19, please contact your general practice clinic or the dedicated Healthline number on 0800 358 5453.
COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout
The COVID-19 vaccine is FREE to everyone aged 16 years and over in New Zealand. When you can get a vaccine depends on your age and situation. Go to the Ministry of Health website to find out more.
The best source of updated and correct information is available at:
Keep track of where you've been using the NZ COVID Tracer App
Keeping track of where you have been helps our health services quickly and effectively trace close contacts. The faster contacts are traced, the quicker health we can prevent further spread of COVID-19.
Download the app here:
Do you have any of these symptoms?
COVID-19 symptoms are similar to common illnesses like a cold and influenza.
A high temperature
Shortness of breath
A sore throat
Sneezing and runny nose
Temporary loss of smell
If you have any of the above symptoms, please go and get tested. You can call your family doctor to arrange a test, or visit your nearest testing centre. All tests are FREE.