Keep up to date with Aotearoa New Zealand’s response to COVID-19.
With COVID-19 case numbers trending downwards, a highly vaccinated population, and increased access to antiviral medicines, most COVID-19 rules and border restrictions have ended.
Protect yourself and others from COVID-19 by following the latest health advice and not sharing unreliable information.
COVID-19 vaccines are free for everyone aged 5 and over. They’re also available to tamariki from 6 months who are at greater risk of severe illness if they were to get COVID-19.
Testing for COVID-19 and isolating when you test positive are 2 important ways to help manage COVID-19 in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Information for air and sea travellers about entering and leaving New Zealand.
Most COVID-19 rules have ended, but we can choose how to keep whānau and others safe. One example is wearing a face mask around our kaumātua, māuiui and immunocompromised whānau.
You must still:
For information and advice for your whānau, see this Karawhiua factsheet in te reo Māori or English:
Te noho haumaru i nga tikanga hou o te KOWHEORI-19 [PDF, 255 KB]
Staying safe with COVID-19 changes [PDF, 776 KB]
Karawhiua is a by Māori, for Māori campaign to support whānau to respond to COVID-19.
For trusted and up-to-date information about COVID-19, see the Karawhiua website:
Karawhiua (external link)
Your marae can choose to put their own tikanga in place to keep whānau safe.
For example, marae and other social places such as churches may choose to ask people to wear a face mask.
It is normal to feel anxious or stressed in times of difficulty. Learn how to stay mentally healthy and where to get help if you are not coping or have concerns for others.
Free wellbeing services and resources
Funding and support are available. Find more information from Te Puni Kōkiri:
Funding and support | Te Puni Kōkiri (external link)
15 November 2022
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