COVID-19

New Zealand is at Alert Level 1

Noia’ia, Talofa lava, Mauri, Kia orana, Mālō e lelei, Tālofa, Ni Sa Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Mālō ni and warm Pacific greetings to our Pacific communities across Aotearoa New Zealand. 

  • Alert Level 1 means there is still a risk of COVID-19 reappearing in our community - please do not get complacent.
  • There are no restrictions on gatherings outside of the Auckland region.
  • It is still mandatory for all public transport and businesses to display an official QR code for contact tracing.
  • Masks or face coverings are encouraged on public transport.

Further guidance for Alert Level 1

For further updates and information about the COVID-19 Alert system, please visit www.covid19.govt.nz 

 Episode 10 - A special update from our tamariki!

To view this episode in one of our 9 Pacific Languages - visit our YouTube channel here


We got your back 

18 8 2020 FB Post ActivationFollowing the resurgence of Covid-19 in Aotearoa New Zealand and the impact it is having on our Pacific communities, it is essential we consider the information we are receiving.

Together with our partners Bright Sunday 4pi, the Ministry of Health, New Zealand Police, SunPix, Tagata Pasifika and Pacific Media Network (PMN), the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) has put together a half hour special programme focusing on Sela Alo, the General Manager of PMN, and his journey of surviving Covid-19, as well as key messages from Pacific community members and leaders. This programme can be viewed here.

We got your back Aotearoa is a social media campaign that is aimed at reaching our Pacific communities and features some of New Zealand's well-known Pacific people including Dame Valerie Adams (DNZM), Dave Letele (Brown Buttabean), Diamond Langi, Faumuina To'aletai David Tua (ONZM), Patrick Tuipulotu, Lesina Nakhid-Schuster and more. They will share messages of encouragement to help protect our people and once again beat/eliminate Covid-19. 

Watch the We got your back video messages here


Key things to remember at all Alert levels

Use the NZ COVID Tracer app to track your movements

We should all continue to keep track of where we’ve been and who we’ve seen to assist with rapid contact tracing if it is required.

How to keep track of where you’ve been  

Businesses and public transport providers must display the NZ COVID Tracer QR code posters to support their customers with contact tracing.

Get the NZ COVID Tracer QR code poster

Practise good hygiene 

Continue the good hygiene that has helped restrict the spread of COVID-19 so far:

  1. Wash your hands frequently
  2. Cough and sneeze into your elbow
  3. Clean/wipe surfaces regularly

Stay home if you're sick 

If you have a cold or flu symptoms, you should stay home and call your doctor or Healthline on 0800 358 5453

Wear a mask or face covering

Wearing a mask or face covering helps keep you and others safe while you are out and about.