Health response

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

Documents proactively released on 8 May

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

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

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

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

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