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 expert advice, the Minister for the COVID-19 Response set up 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 to manage life with Omicron.
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.