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:
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.
You can also call Healthline for advice on 0800 358 5453. This is a free, 24/7 service with interpreters available.
The Auckland region (from Wellsford in the north to Pukekohe in the south) moved to Alert Level 2.5 at midnight on Sunday 30 August.
Alert Level 2.5 for Auckland includes some extra restrictions:
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.