Health response

Proactively released documents from across Government relating to the health response during COVID-19.

Documents proactively released on 8 May 2020

Document title Date Type
Novel Coronavirus Update and Enhanced Border Measures (CAB-20-MIN-0015) [PDF, 641 KB] 1 February 2020 Minute
Phases of the New Zealand Influenza Pandemic Plan as applied to the 2019-nCoV response as at 30 January 2020 – updated as at 2 Feb 2020 [PDF, 1013 KB] 2 February 2020  
Novel Coronavirus Response Update: 3 February 2020 [PDF, 3.9 MB] 3 February 2020 Briefing
Novel Coronavirus Response Issue Updates: 4 February 2020 [PDF, 8.4 MB] 3 February 2020 Memorandum
Health advice on checking people who are self-isolating [PDF, 703 KB] 4 February 2020  
Novel Coronavirus Response Issue Updates: 5 February 2020 [PDF, 1.4 MB] 5 February 2020 Memorandum
Health Advice On Protocols Following First Case Confirmation of Novel Coronavirus [PDF, 682 KB] 5 February 2020  
Update on Government Response to Novel Coronavirus (CAB-20-MIN-0018) [PDF, 632 KB] 10 February 2020 Minute
Additional Item Government Response to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update (CAB-20-MIN-0039) [PDF, 648 KB] 17 February 2020 Minute
Additional Item COVID-19 Update (CAB-20-MIN-0070) [PDF, 742 KB] 2 March 2020 Minute
Request to Make COVID-19 a Quarantinable Disease under the Health Act 1956 (CAB-20-MIN-0088) [PDF, 725 KB] 9 March 2020 Minute
Request to Make COVID-19 a Quarantinable Disease under the Health Act 1956 (CAB-20-SUB-0088) [PDF, 2.3 MB] 9 March 2020 Paper
Critical Issues and Areas of Focus [PDF, 1.9 MB] 10 March 2020 Noting paper
Public health modelling and scenarios A3 [PDF, 4.3 MB] 11 March 2020 Diagram & Graph
Table-Top Exercise 5 March 2020 [PDF, 1.3 MB] 11 March 2020 Noting Paper
Public information [PDF, 1.2 MB]  11 March 2020 Noting Paper
All of Government System [PDF, 1.6 MB] 11 March 2020 Noting paper
Funding for COVID-19 Public Health Response (CAB-20-MIN-0110) [PDF, 1.4 MB] 16 March 2020 Minute
Funding for COVID-19 Public Health Response (CAB-20-SUB-0111) [PDF, 2.6 MB] 16 March 2020 Paper
System Architecture (Health System Preparedness) [PDF, 4 MB] 17 March 2020 Diagram & Graph
COVID-19: All of Government Plan for Maximising Compliance with Self-Isolation [PDF, 2 MB] 18 March 2020 COVID-19 Ministerial Group Item
COVID-19 Noting Items (CVD-20-MIN-0013) [PDF, 756 KB] 18 March 2020 Minute
Noting Paper COVID-19 Contact Tracing [PDF, 774 KB] 18 March 2020 Paper
COVID-19 Mitigation versus suppression [PDF, 1 MB] 18 March 2020 Paper
COVID-19 – Current state, trajectories and interventions [PDF, 2.2 MB] 20 March 2020 Paper
Appendix 1: COVID-19 Māori Response Package [PDF, 1.9 MB] 21 March 2020 Letter
COVID-19 Support for Essential Social Sector Services and Communities [PDF, 978 KB] 26 March 2020 Minute
COVID-19 Support for Essential Social Sector Services and Communities [PDF, 2.1 MB] 26 March 2020 Paper
Family Violence and Sexual Violence (FVSV) COVID-19 response [PDF, 1.5 MB] 27 March 2020 Briefing
Self-Isolation order under Section 70(1)(F) Health Act [PDF, 1 MB] 2 April 2020 Noting Paper
COVID-19 - Welfare of People in Quarantine and Managed Isolation [PDF, 3.5 MB] 3 April 2020 Minute
COVID-19 Surveillance Plan [PDF, 1.2 MB] 8 April 2020 Briefing
Family Violence and Sexual Violence: Action Plan in Response to COVID-19 (CBC-20-MIN-0032) [PDF, 401 KB] 8 April 2020 Minute
COVID-19 Surveillance [PDF, 1.2 MB] 8 April 2020 Noting Paper
Action plan for family violence and sexual violence in response to COVID-19 [PDF, 907 KB] 8 April 2020 Paper
COVID-19 Māori Health Response – Initial Funding Package [PDF, 1.2 MB] 15 April 2020 Briefing
COVID-19 Public Health Response Additional Funding [PDF, 1 MB]  15 April 2020 Paper
COVID-19 Weekly Monitoring Report [PDF, 2 MB] 23 April 2020 Minute
Speed and Size of Response to COVID-19 – Indicative international comparisons [PDF, 359 KB] 29 April 2020 Table

Documents proactively released on 26 June 2020

Document title Date Type
A3 - COVID-19 situation update - 30.03.20 [PDF, 1.2 MB] 30 March 2020 A3s
COVID-19 Authorisation of Medical Referees to permit cremations during Alert Level Four [PDF, 917 KB] 30 March 2020 Health report
A3 - COVID-19 situation update - 09.04.20 [PDF, 1.2 MB] 9 April 2020 A3s
A3 - COVID-19 situation update - 12.04.20 [PDF, 1.2 MB] 12 April 2020 A3s
A3 - COVID-19 situation update - 16.04.20 [PDF, 1.2 MB] 16 April 2020 A3s
A3 - COVID-19 situation update - 19.04.20 [PDF, 717 KB] 19 April 2020 A3s
COVID-19 Pacific Response Package - draw down 2 [PDF, 1.1 MB] 20 April 2020 Health report
COVID-19 Extension of authorisation of medical referees to permit cremations for the duration of the Epidemic Preparedness (COVID-19) Notice 2020 [PDF, 944 KB] 20 April 2020 Health report
COVID-19 Contact Tracing Action Plan (CAB-20-MIN-0175) [PDF, 685 KB] 20 April 2020 Minute
Overview of COVID-19 Testing in New Zealand (CAB-20-MIN-0174) [PDF, 532 KB] 20 April 2020 Minute
COVID-19 Contact Tracing Action Plan [PDF, 1.3 MB]  20 April 2020 Paper
Overview of COVID-19 Testing in New Zealand [PDF, 784 KB] 20 April 2020 Paper
A3 - COVID-19 situation update - 23.04.20 [PDF, 1.2 MB] 23 April 2020 A3s
Establishing the Contact Tracing Assurance Committee [PDF, 620 KB] 23 April 2020 Minute
Funded Temporary Accommodation for Essential Health and Disability Workers in the COVID-19 Response [PDF, 626 KB] 23 April 2020 Minute
Establishing the Contact Tracing Assurance Committee [PDF, 748 KB] 23 April 2020 Paper  
Funded Temporary Accommodation for Essential Health and Disability Workers in the COVID-19 Response [PDF, 699 KB] 23 April 2020 Paper  
COVID-19 Weekly Monitoring Report 22 April 2020 [PDF, 3.1 MB] 23 April 2020 Minute and paper
Health Act (COVID-19 Alert Level 3) Order 2020 [PDF, 975 KB] 24 April 2020 Health report
COVID-19 Cabinet Paper: Testing Approach to support the Government's Elimination Strategy [PDF, 682 KB] 24 April 2020 Health report
A3 - COVID-19 situation update - 26.04.20 [PDF, 1.2 MB] 26 April 2020 A3s
COVID-19 Testing Approach to Support the Government's Elimination Strategy (SWC-20-MIN-0023) [PDF, 586 KB] 29 April 2020 Minute
COVID-19 Testing Approach to Support the Government's Elimination Strategy [PDF, 678 KB] 29 April 2020 Paper
Appendix  - COVID-19 Testing Approach to Support the Government's Elimination Strategy [PDF, 673 KB] 29 April 2020 Paper
A3 - COVID-19 situation update - 30.04.20 [PDF, 1.2 MB] 30 April 2020 A3s
Factors for consideration in moving Alert Levels [PDF, 938 KB] 1 May 2020 Health report
A3 - COVID-19 situation update - 03.05.20 [PDF, 1.2 MB] 3 May 2020 A3s
Summary of DHB COVID-19 testing week of 4 May 2020 [PDF, 658 KB] 6 May 2020 Document
COVID-19 Weekly Monitoring Report 5 May 2020 [PDF, 2.1 MB] 6 May 2020 Report
A3 - COVID-19 situation update - 07.05.20 [PDF, 1.2 MB] 7 May 2020 A3s
A3 - COVID-19 situation update - 10.05.20 [PDF, 1.3 MB] 10 May 2020 A3s
Summary of DHB COVID-19 asymptomatic targeted testing - Week of 4 to 10 May 2020 [PDF, 1.3 MB] 12 May 2020 Document
COVID 19 Weekly Monitoring Report 12 May 2020 [PDF, 1.5 MB] 13 May 2020 Document
AL2 - Position Statement - Use of personal protective equipment at Alert Level 2 [PDF, 682 KB] 13 May 2020 Document
Review of science and policy around face masks and COVID-19 [PDF, 1011 KB] 13 May 2020 Document
COVID-19 Vaccine Strategy (SWC-20-MIN-0042) [PDF, 647 KB] 13 May 2020 Minute
Oral Item: Face Masks (SWC-20-MIN-0045) [PDF, 532 KB] 13 May 2020 Minute
Mobile Phone Technology Solution to Support Contact Tracing for COVID-19 (SWC-20-MIN-0043) [PDF, 73 KB] 13 May 2020 Minute
COVID-19 Vaccine Strategy [PDF, 763 KB] 13 May 2020 Paper
Mobile Phone Technology Solution to Support Contact Tracing for COVID-19 [PDF, 656 KB] 13 May 2020 Paper
A3 - COVID-19 situation update - 14.05.20 [PDF, 1.2 MB] 14 May 2020 A3s
Launch of NZ COVID Tracer mobile app [PDF, 816 KB] 15 May 2020 Health report
A3 - COVID-19 situation update - 17.05.20 [PDF, 1.2 MB] 17 May 2020 A3s
A3 - COVID-19 situation update - 21.05.20 [PDF, 1.2 MB] 21 May 2020 A3s
A3 - COVID-19 situation update - 24.05.20 [PDF, 1.2 MB] 24 May 2020 A3s
Summary of DHB COVID-19 asymptomatic targeted testing - update 26 May 2020 [PDF, 705 KB] 27 May 2020 Document
Amendment to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Alert Level 2) Order 2020 [PDF, 2.1 MB] 27 May 2020 Health report
Amendment Order - Amendment to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Alert Level 2) Order 2020 [PDF, 2.1 MB] 27 May 2020 Health report
COVID-19 Weekly Monitoring Report 26 May 2020 [PDF, 1.5 MB] 27 May 2020 Report
COVID-19 Supplementary Monitoring Report Friday 8 May 2020 [PDF, 2 MB] 8 May 2920 Report

Documents proactively released on 31 July 2020

Document title Date Type
Technology Options to Improve Contact Tracing, Manage Self-Isolation, and Monitor Population Movements and Disease Spread [PDF, 153 KB] 9 April 2020 Minute and Paper
Supporting Information for 11 May 2020 Cabinet Meeting re The COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund (CRRF) [PDF, 3.1 MB] 11 May 2020 Memorandum
COVID-19 Testing Strategy [PDF, 5.1 MB] 25 May 2020 Health Report
COVID-19 situation update [PDF, 307 KB] 2 June 2020 A3
Guidance on the use of N100 masks by healthcare workers [PDF, 688 KB] 2 June 2020 Health Report
COVID-19 Weekly Monitoring Report [PDF, 4.3 MB] 2 June 2020 Report
Support Plan for COVID-19 Cases and Close Contacts in the Community under Alert Levels 2 and 1 (SWC-20-MIN-0062) [PDF, 82 KB] 3 June 2020 Minute
Support Plan for COVID-19 Cases and Close Contacts in the Community under Alert Levels 2 and 1 (SWC-20-SUB-0062) [PDF, 720 KB] 3 June 2020 Cabinet Paper
COVID-19 Contact Tracing [PDF, 9.7 MB] 5 June 2020 Health Report
PHU Contact Tracing 'Deep Dive' [PDF, 5.1 MB] 5 June 2020 Health Report
COVID-19 situation update [PDF, 312 KB] 8 June 2020 A3
COVID-19 Weekly Monitoring Report [PDF, 3.6 MB] 9 June 2020 Report
COVID-19 situation update [PDF, 310 KB] 15 June 2020 A3
Making an Air Arrivals order under the COVID-19 Public Health Response Act 2020 for continued border management [PDF, 1.4 MB] 17 June 2020 Health Report
Renewal of Epidemic Notice under the Epidemic Preparedness Act 2006 [PDF, 1.4 MB]  17 June 2020 Health Report
COVID-19 Weekly Monitoring Report [PDF, 3.7 MB] 17 June 2020 Report
COVID-19 situation update [PDF, 279 KB] 22 June 2020 A3
COVID-19 Weekly Monitoring Report [PDF, 3.2 MB] 24 June 2020 Report

Documents proactively released on 9 October 2020

Document title Date Type
COVID-19 Public Health Response: Additional Funding  [PDF, 1.3 MB] 16 April 2020 Minute
COVID-19 Public Health Response: Additional Funding  [PDF, 1.4 MB] 16 April 2020 Paper
Government Digital Services briefing: Information briefing: Update on the assessment of Bluetooth-enabled cards [PDF, 864 KB] 29 May 2020 Briefing
COVID-19 Pacific Response Package: Report Back (SWC-20-MIN-0080) [PDF, 117 KB] 17 June 2020 Minute
COVID-19 Pacific Response Package: Report Back (SWC-20-SUB-0080) [PDF, 88 KB] 17 June 2020 Paper
COVID-19 Surveillance Plan and Testing Strategy (CAB-20-MIN-0301) [PDF, 640 KB] 22 June 2020 Minute
COVID-19 Surveillance Plan and Testing Strategy (CAB-20-SUB-0301) [PDF, 1.6 MB] 22 June 2020 Paper
COVID-19 situation update [PDF, 1.3 MB] 29 June 2020 A3
Response to Auditor General’s report on PPE [PDF, 3.1 MB] 30 June 2020 Health Report
COVID-19 Weekly Monitoring Report [PDF, 639 KB] 30 June 2020 Report
COVID-19 Vaccine Strategy - Early Progress [PDF, 291 KB] 2 July 2020 Briefing
COVID-19 situation update [PDF, 880 KB] 6 July 2020 A3
COVID-19 Vaccine Strategy - Purchasing Strategy and funding envelope [PDF, 773 KB] 10 July 2020 Briefing
COVID-19 situation update [PDF, 1.2 MB] 17 July 2020 A3
COVID-19: Strengthening our contact tracing capability in case of further waves of COVID-19  [PDF, 4.1 MB] 17 July 2020 Health Report
Consolidated appendices to Report Back on COVID-19 Surveillance Plan and Testing Strategy Supporting doc for CAB-20-MIN-0339 [PDF, 2.2 MB] 20 July 2020 Document
Rapid audit of contact tracing for COVID-19 in New Zealand by Dr Ayesha Verrall; close out report. [PDF, 9.6 MB] 20 July 2020 Health Report
Report Back on COVID-19 Surveillance Plan and Testing Strategy (CAB-20-MIN-0339) [PDF, 632 KB] 20 July 2020 Minute and Paper
Report Back on COVID-19 Surveillance Plan and Testing Strategy (CAB-20-SUB-0339) [PDF, 713 KB] 20 July 2020 Minute and Paper
Contact Tracing Assurance Committee (interim and final reports) [PDF, 5.1 MB] 22 July 2020 Health Report
COVID-19 Vaccine Strategy: Early Progress (SWC-20-MIN-0098) [PDF, 284 KB] 22 July 2020 Minute and Paper
COVID-19 Weekly Monitoring Report [PDF, 2.4 MB] 22 July 2020 Report
COVID-19 situation update - 24 July 2020 [PDF, 923 KB] 24 July 2020 A3
COVID-19 Testing Implementation Plan - 27 July 2020 [PDF, 1 MB] 27 July 2020 A3
COVID-19 Testing Sites - 27 July 2020 [PDF, 1018 KB] 27 July 2020 A3
COVID-19 Public Health Response Amendment Bill [PDF, 4.8 MB] 28 July 2020 Health Report
COVID-19 and Cancer Services [PDF, 4 MB] 28 July 2020 Health Report
COVID-19 Weekly Monitoring Report [PDF, 3.3 MB] 28 July 2020 Report
Using the CovidCard to improve contact tracing - Joint Ministers' approval of drawdown from tagged contingency fund [PDF, 1.8 MB] 29 July 2020 Health Report
Updated advice on wearing masks as part of our Resurgence Plan for COVID-19 – SWC talking points for the Minister - 5 August 2020 [PDF, 864 KB] 29 July 2020 Advice 
COVID-19 situation update - 31 July 2020 [PDF, 917 KB] 31 July 2020 A3
COVID-19 Testing Sites - 31 July 2020 [PDF, 725 KB] 31 July 2020 A3
COVID-19 Testing Implementation Plan - 3 August 2020 [PDF, 729 KB] 3 August 2020 A3
NZ COVID Tracer Roadmap and update on communications [PDF, 1.7 MB] 3 August 2020 Health Report
Using the CovidCard to Improve Contact Tracing (CAB-20-MIN-0370) [PDF, 112 KB] 3 August 2020 Minute
Using the CovidCard to Improve Contact Tracing (CAB-20-MIN-0370) [PDF, 139 KB] 3 August 2020 Paper
COVID-19 Weekly Monitoring Report [PDF, 4 MB] 4 August 2020 Report
Planned Care COVID-19 Backlog and Waiting List Initiative (SWC-20-MIN-0128) [PDF, 98 KB] 5 August 2020 Minute
Planned Care COVID-19 Backlog and Waiting List Initiative (SWC-20-SUB-0128) [PDF, 263 KB] 5 August 2020 Paper
COVID-19 Testing Sites - 7 August 2020 [PDF, 723 KB] 7 August 2020 A3
COVID-19 Testing Implementation Plan - 10 August 2020 [PDF, 728 KB] 10 August 2020 A3
COVID-19 situation update - 10 August 2020 [PDF, 910 KB] 10 August 2020 A3
COVID-19 Vaccine Strategy: Purchasing Strategy and Funding Options (CAB-20-MIN-0382) [PDF, 2 MB] 10 August 2020 Minute and paper

Documents proactively released on 11 August 2021

Document Title Date  Type
West Indies and Black Caps Indian premier League contingent exemption from requirements for the Managed Isolation and Quarantine Order [PDF, 1.4 MB] 6 November 2020 Briefing
Case Investigation and contact tracing assessment [PDF, 4.7 MB] 6 November 2020 Briefing
Overview of the end-to-end approach to infection prevention and control for overseas arrivals [PDF, 1.1 MB] 18 November 2020 Briefing
Draft Cabinet paper: Update on COVID-19 Immunisation Strategy and Programme [PDF, 3.2 MB] 12 November 2020 Briefing
COVID-19 Public Health Response (Required Testing) Amendment Order (No 3) 2020: Final Order for Signature [PDF, 962 KB] 17 November 2020 Briefing
Ministerial responsibilities and powers, COVID-19 Response portfolio [PDF, 694 KB] 11 November 2020 Briefing
Update on arrangements for the assurance and readiness visit by NZ officials to the Cook Island in preparation for recommencement of quarantine free travel [PDF, 913 KB] 11 November 2020 Report
Orders made under section 11 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response Act 2020 - Background [PDF, 1.2 MB] 17 November 2020 Briefing
Pakistan Men’s Cricket Team exemption from requirements of the Managed Isolation and Quarantine Order [PDF, 829 KB] 17 November 2020 Report
Review of COVID-19 Alert Level Restrictions to respond to a potential outbreak in Auckland [PDF, 771 KB] 13 November 2020 Briefing
Updated Cabinet paper: Update on the COVID-19 Immunisation Strategy and Programme [PDF, 962 KB] 19 November 2020 Briefing
October/November 2020 managed isolation and quarantine facility worker COVID-19 infections: reviews and actions [PDF, 1.1 MB] 19 November 2020 Briefing
Supporting a Māori Health response to future COVID-19 outbreaks [PDF, 193 KB] 19 November 2020 Briefing

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