COVID-19 Information


​​​​​​“What type of contact are you?” in different languages:

Updated guide to self-isolation:

Process For Those Who Test Positive in different languages:

Omicron Phase 2 Plan in different languages:

New Zealand border to reopen in stages

New Zealand border will reopen from 27 February. All New Zealanders and key visa holders can start to enter the country over the coming three months. Our border will reopen to vaccinated New Zealanders from Australia at 11.59pm 27 February 2022. It will reopen to New Zealanders in the rest of the world on 13 March 2022.

“Life at Red” traffic light system: Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese, Khmer, Burmese. 

It is a summary based on the government guideline that will help those communities to have a generic picture of what they need to do at Red and get simple guideline.  It also includes the link to Unite against COVID-19 website for more details.

 - Chinese

- Korean

- Japanese

- Vietnamese




Helping parents & caregivers to make informed decisions for children vaccination: Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Khmer, Burmese.

It is translated information based on the information released by IMAC for health professionals to use for their ethnic clients when they need to explain about the benefits, side effects, and special circumstance to discuss before vaccination.

- Chinese

- Korean

- Japanese

- Khmer

- Burmese

Children vaccination and booster in different languages:

- Burmese

- Chinese

- Japanese


- Korean: 

- Vietnamese


COVID-19 Protection Framework – Guidelines for places of worship

The Covid-19 Protection Framework (traffic lights) outlines the settings being used in New Zealand to manage COVID-19. It has three settings Green, Orange and Red. This guidance is provided to support places of worship to operate safely. It is correct as at 29/11/2021 It outlines the minimum settings that need to be applied to places of worship under the three settings of the COVID-19 Protection Framework. Places of worship are also encouraged to consider what additional measures they may want to put in place that suit their communities. This guidance will be updated over the coming weeks and months as the government response to Covid-19 continues to evolve.

BOOKLET Support for Rehabilitation COVID-19 related illness

This booklet provides support and advice for adolescents and adults who are recovering from COVID-19.

COVID-19 may cause long-term health problems and symptoms that could interfere with daily activities


Directory of COVID-19 Support Information and Resources

The directory is about collective information about the services & support provided in Auckland and Hamilton in relation to COVID-19 to help for those who need support or those organizations supporting their clients or make a referral.

It includes food bank/ accommodation/ financial support/ mental health & wellbeing including family violence/ suicide/ support for seniors, people with disabilities, childcare, women, men, young people, LGBTQI.


COVID-19 Update

  • Latest updates

  • Current Alert Level

  • What should do at each alert level?

  • The COVID-19 vaccine

  • Information about COVID-9

  • Contact tracing

  • Available support

  • Posters and resouces

Please choose and click below for your preferred language about those information

EnglishTe ReoArabicChinese(Simplified)Chinese (Traditional)Cookslands, MaoriSpanishFarsiFijianGujarati, HindiJapaneseKiribatiKoreanNiueanPunjabiRotumanSamoanSomaliSpanishTagalogTamilThaiTokelauTonganTuvaluUrduVietnamese

For translated resources and to subscribe to latest updates see Unite Against Covid website here

Ministry of Ethnic Communities have videos for Golden Rules for Alert Level 4 recorded by their team. All the videos are available in the playlist here. The videos are available in ArabicCantoneseMandarinPunjabiSpanishHindi and Tagalog.

 Information on Cases, Close and Casual contacts in 25+ languages is available on Auckland Regional Public Health (ARPHS) website here

The Ministry of Health is regularly updating the list of locations of interest here. Any person who has visited a location of interest may have been exposed and must immediately isolate and arrange a test. To keep us all safe, it is important that everybody keeps an eye on locations of interest on the Ministry of Health website.


Where to get a COVID-19 Test

        For up-to-date information on where to get a test in Auckland, visit here


Message from Northern Region Health Coordination Centre (NRHCC):

·         We understand that people may be feeling anxious, but it’s important the right people get access to testing.

·         Please only get a test if you have been identified as a close contact, were at a location of interest at the time pinpointed on the Ministry of Health website or have symptoms.

·         The increased demand at our COVID-19 testing sites may mean delays. Our frontliners ask for your patience and empathy, please be kind.

Important note

·  There is a Section 70 notice in place that applies to any person who is a household contact of a person who has attended the locations of interest or who has been classified as a contact.

·  If a person has visited a location of interest, their household contacts will need to isolate at home until the person has received a negative day 5 test or until after an earlier negative test, if contact between the two people has ceased.

Financial support is available for individuals, family/whānau, foreign nationals, and businesses. Please see here.



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Last updated on 1 March 2022

25th March Covid-19 Update in different languages:

25th March Covid-19 Update in different languages: