Auckland has multiple confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the community.

We are tracing all close and casual contacts of these cases, and they will be tested for COVID-19. All close contacts will remain in self-isolation for 14 days (or longer if they become unwell), and all casual contacts will remain in self-isolation until they have returned a negative test result.


If you are in Auckland and have any cold or flu-like symptoms, you should get a COVID-19 test.

The symptoms of COVID-19 can include:

  • New or worsening cough
  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Temporary loss of smell
  • Runny nose.

If you have one or more of these symptoms, get tested.


It is free to get a COVID-19 test. You will get sent a text message only if your test result is negative. If your test result is positive, Public Health will call you with advice on what to do next.

  1. Call your family doctor FIRST to get a COVID-19 test. It is completely FREE if you say you’re just needing a test. If your family doctor is busy, they will recommend another family doctor that can test you.
  2. You can also visit a designated GP clinic to get tested. You don’t need to be enrolled to get tested at these clinics.
  3. Another option is to visit an Urgent Care Clinic - some of these are open 24 hours, 7 days a week.
  4. Your final option is to visit a Community testing centre.

You can also call Healthline for advice on 0800 358 5453. This is a free, 24/7 service with interpreters available.

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The Auckland region (from Wellsford in the north to Pukekohe in the south) moved to Alert Level 2 at midnight on Wednesday 24 September.

Alert Level 2 for Auckland means: 

  • Wearing a mask is mandatory on domestic flights to, from or through Auckland, and on public transport such as trains, buses and ferries
  • Face coverings are encrouaged in situations where physical distancing is not possible, like in shops
  • No more than 100 people at social gatherings, including weddings, birthdays, funerals and tangihanga

For more information on New Zealand’s alert levels and what they mean, visit the Unite Against COVID-19 website.

Use the NZ COVID tracer app to help protect yourself, your family, friends and whānau for faster contract tracing. 

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