Have a safe-as summer

Get ready for a safe-as summer. Enjoy summer this year by being prepared and knowing how to stay safe.

Attending or hosting events this summer

If you are hosting or inviting people into your home:

  • have hand sanitiser available
  • open the windows and doors
  • eat outdoors when possible
  • spend time outside.

If you or anyone in your home is sick, do not host gatherings or invite people over. Encourage friends and whānau who are unwell to test for COVID-19 and stay home.

If you are attending events:

  • do not go to an event if you are sick
  • test immediately if you develop any COVID-19 symptoms
  • stay outdoors as much as possible
  • wash or sanitise your hands when you arrive and leave an event.

Get help over summer

  • Call the dedicated COVID-19 Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for free COVID health advice anytime, even on public holidays.
  • For any other non-urgent health concerns, call the general Healthline number on 0800 611 116 for free.
  • Check the holiday hours of your usual doctor or health provider.
  • Call the COVID-19 disability helpline for free on 0800 11 12 13 or text 8988. It can help with vaccines, testing, face mask exemptions, managing COVID-19, and any other health concerns you may have. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Hospital emergency departments and most urgent care clinics remain open. If it is an emergency, always call 111.
COVID 19 summer

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