About our COVID-19 response
Find information about the history of the COVID-19 Alert System, Independent Advisory Groups, legislation and key documents.
Independent Advisory Groups
To ensure our ongoing response to COVID-19 is informed by the best available expert advice, the Minister for the COVID-19 Response has established 2 independent advisory groups. There is also a community panel to represent diverse views.
Legislation and key documents
Find legislation and key documents about New Zealand's COVID-19 response.
The Government publicly releases documents relating to decisions about its response to COVID-19. These documents are made available to the public in keeping with the Official Information Act.
History of the COVID-19 Protection Framework (traffic lights)
The COVID-19 Protection Framework ran from December 2021 to September 2022. It set out rules for different traffic light settings. The framework aimed to manage life with Omicron and reduce the impact of outbreaks.
History of the COVID-19 Alert System
A timeline of Alert Level changes, dates of key events and the duration of the State of National Emergency.