COVID-19 Previous Updates | Northland DHB

COVID-19 Previous Updates

Update 23 August 2021 - 5.30PM

In this update:

Alert Level and Cases in Community 

New Zealand will remain at Alert Level 4 until 11.59pm on Friday 27 August, with a review on Thursday 26 August.

Auckland will remain at Alert Level 4 until at least 11.59pm on Tuesday 31 August, with a review on Monday 30 August.

Anyone with symptoms anywhere in New Zealand should get tested.

You can find locations of interest here.

Click here to find testing centres including hours of operation.

Changes to our Alert Levels can be unsettling, and we encourage everyone to continue to reach out to one another during this time. Help is available to you if you need it. You can find more information here.

Stay home, stay safe, be kind.

There are 35 new cases of COVID-19 in the New Zealand community today.

This brings the total number of cases in the community outbreak to 107. All cases have or are being transferred safely to a managed isolation facility, under strict infection prevention and control procedures, including the use of full PPE. 

Of the 35 new cases, 33 are in Auckland and two are in Wellington. 

There are no known confirmed cases in Northland at this time. 

You may have seen the ‘heat map’ that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern held up during the 4pm announcement.

While it may be concerning to see so many close contacts dotted around the country, we can protect ourselves and our whānau by continuing to do the basics: 

  • Stay home, unless visiting essential services, like accessing healthcare or buying groceries
  • Keep 2m from others, and wear a mask, especially when you are indoors at an essential service
  • Get a test if you have cold or flu symptoms, or have visited a location of interest  
  • Book your vaccine at bookmyvaccine.nz.   

We’ll continue to update you on this website daily. 

Locations of Interest

More information on locations of interest is on the Ministry of Health website.  Please check this list if you have been in Tāmaki or the Coromandel recently.

  • If you were not at a location of interest at the stated times and you have no symptoms you do not need to be tested.
  • If you were at the locations of interest at the times stated, you need to get a test.
  • If you have symptoms but have not been to a location of interest stay home and call Healthline (0800 358 5453) for advice.

COVID-19 Northland Testing Information 

Northland DHB has increased COVID-19 testing availability across the region with centres in Kaitaia, Kerikeri, Kawakawa, Whangarei and Dargaville. 

You can find details of the Northland Community Based Testing Centres here.

Northland Alert Level 4 Visitor Policy

The Alert Level 4 policy has been implemented at all Northland DHB facilities:

Only one support person may accompany:

  • People who are receiving end of life care
  • Women who are in labour
  • Children.
No other visitors are allowed at this time. Visitors must wear a face mask.

Visitor screening will be in place at all ED entrances from 7am today, Wednesday 18 August.

Update 22 August 2021 - 2PM


In this update:

  • Alert Level and Cases in Community
  • Locations of Interest
  • Northland Community Testing Centres
  • Northland Testing Information
  • Hospital Visiting Patient Changes
  • Accessing Healthcare and Appointments 
  • COVID-19 Vaccine approved for 12-15 year olds
  • Alert Level 4 Information
  • Financial Assistance
  • COVID-19 Symptoms
  • Alert Level and Cases in Community 

Aotearoa remains in Alert Level 4 until 11.59PM, 24 August, 2021.

The Alert Level will be reviewed at a Cabinet meeting on Monday 23 August. 

There are 21 new cases of COVID-19 in the New Zealand community today. This brings the total number of cases in the community outbreak to 72. All cases have or are being transferred safely to a managed isolation facility, under strict infection prevention and control procedures, including the use of full PPE. 

Of the 21 new cases, 20 are in Auckland and one is in Wellington. 

There are no known cases in Northland. 

Locations of Interest

More information on locations of interest is on the Ministry of Health website.  Please check this list if you have been in Tāmaki or the Coromandel recently.

If you were not at a location of interest at the stated times and you have no symptoms you do not need to be tested.
If you were at the locations of interest at the times stated, you need to get a test.
If you have symptoms but have not been to a location of interest stay home and call Healthline (0800 358 5453) for advice.


COVID-19 Northland Testing Information 

Northland DHB has increased COVID-19 testing availability across the region with centres in Kaitaia, Kerikeri, Kawakawa, Whangarei and Dargaville. 

You can find details of the Northland Community Based Testing Centres here.

Northland Alert Level 4 Visitor Policy

The Alert Level 4 policy has been implemented at all Northland DHB facilities:

Only one support person may accompany:

  • People who are receiving end of life care
  • Women who are in labour
  • Children.

No other visitors are allowed at this time. Visitors must wear a face mask.
Visitor screening will be in place at all ED entrances from 7am today, Wednesday 18 August.

 

Update 23 July 2021- 3.35pm

  • The last COVID-19 positive was notified in Northland on 23 January 2021.
  • There are no known COVID-19 community cases in Northland or New Zealand.
  • 62,622 vaccinations have been given to people in Northland, as at 8.30am, 20 July.
  • 47,490 COVID-19 tests were completed in Northland as of 7am on 23 July 2021 (updated weekly).
  • You can find details of the Northland Community Based Testing Centres here.

All of NZ is at Alert Level 1.

Quarantine-free travel from Australia has been suspended

Quarantine-free travel from Australia has been suspended. For 7 days from 11:59pm (NZT) on Friday 23 July, you will be able to return to New Zealand. The suspension will continue for a further 8 weeks and will be reviewed in September. 

Find out more here.

It's important that we continue doing the key things that will keep ourselves and our whānau well:

  • Stay home if you are sick and call Healthline anytime on 0800 358 5453 to find out if you need a test
  • Wash your hands well and often with soap and hot water
  • Keep track of where you have been with the NZ COVID Tracer app and turn on Bluetooth
  • Wear a face mask on public transport, and when physical distancing is difficult.

If you need a test

Update 29 June 2021 - 4.30pm

As at 8am, 25 June, we have delivered 45,076 COVID-19 vaccinations in Northland

There are no known COVID-19 community cases in Northland. There are 4 cases of COVID-19 in MIQ.

Wellington will move back into Alert Level 1 at 11.59pm Tuesday 29 June.

New Zealand will lift the travel pause to allow travellers from South Australia, ACT, Tasmania and Victoria from 11.59pm on Sunday July 4. A pre-departure test will be required, and travellers must not have recently visited Queensland, Northern Territory, Western Australia or New South Wales. You can find more information on the Unite Against COVID-19 website.

Anyone who was in Australia from June 21 and are now in New Zealand, should be aware that the number of locations of interest continue to be updated and they should be checking these regularly here: https://www.health.gov.au/.../novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov...

These people should monitor their health for symptoms for 14 days. If you develop symptoms, phone Healthline 0800 358 5453 for advice.

If you need a test

You can do some simple things to keep yourself and your whānau well:

  • Stay home if you are sick and call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 to find out if you need a test
  • Wash your hands well and often with soap and hot water
  • Keep track of where you have been with the NZ COVID Tracer app and turn on Bluetooth
  • Wear a face mask on public transport, and when physical distancing is difficult.

 

Update 28 June 2021-10.40am

As at 8am, 25 June, we have delivered 45,076 COVID-19 vaccinations in Northland

There are no known COVID-19 community cases in Northland.

Wellington will remain at Alert Level 2 for a further 48 hours, until 11.59pm Tuesday 29 June.

Quarantine free travel between all Australian states and territories and New Zealand was paused last night at 10.30pm and will remain paused until 11.59pm on Tuesday 29 June.

Anyone who was in Australia from June 21 and are now in New Zealand, should be aware that the number of locations of interest are increasing and they should be checking these regularly here: https://www.health.gov.au/.../novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov...

These people should monitor their health for symptoms for 14 days. If you develop symptoms, phone Healthline 0800 358 5453 for advice.

If you need a test

You can do some simple things to keep yourself and your whānau well:

  • Stay home if you are sick and call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 to find out if you need a test
  • Wash your hands well and often with soap and hot water
  • Keep track of where you have been with the NZ COVID Tracer app and turn on Bluetooth
  • Wear a face mask on public transport, and when physical distancing is difficult.

 

Update 27 June 2021- 3.30pm

Alert Level 2 is extended for the Wellington region until 11:59pm on Tuesday 29 June 2021.

The area includes Wairarapa and Kāpiti Coast. The rest of New Zealand is at Alert Level 1.

An Australian traveller from Sydney who visited Wellington from Saturday 19 June to Monday 21 June has tested positive upon return to Australia. There are now locations of interest in Wellington. 

Testing priority is being given to individuals who have been at a location of interest at the specified time, and individuals who are symptomatic.

A number of testing sites are now available in the Wellington region – see locations and opening hours. Please call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 to book a test to reduce waiting times.

Quarantine Free Travel from all Australian states and territories was paused from 10.30pm (NZT) Saturday 26 June until 11.59pm (NZT) on Tuesday 29 June.

There are now multiple cases and outbreaks in Australia in differing stages of containment and the health risk for New Zealand in response to these cases is increasing.

As a result the Government has taken the precautionary step of temporarily widening the current pause with New South Wales to include all of Australia.

Northland COVID-19 Testing 

You can do some simple things to keep yourself and your whānau well:

  • Stay home if you are sick and call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 to find out if you need a test
  • Wash your hands well and often with soap and hot water
  • Keep track of where you have been with the NZ COVID Tracer app and turn on Bluetooth
  • Wear a face mask on public transport, and when physical distancing is difficult.

Keep up to date at this website - https://covid19.govt.nz/

 

Update 25 June 2021- 3.30pm

As of 8am today, 25 June, we have delivered 45,076 COVID-19 vaccinations in Northland

There are no known COVID-19 community cases in Northland.

Wellington region is in Alert Level 2 until 11:59pm on Sunday 27 June. The rest of NZ is at Alert Level 1.

Flights of Interest – Wellington/Sydney 

An Australian traveller from Sydney, who visited Wellington from Saturday 19 June until Monday 21 June, has tested positive for COVID-19 upon their return to Australia.

Based on the time of their symptom onset and CT score it is most likely they contracted the virus in Sydney prior to their visit to New Zealand.

Passengers who flew on the following flights must immediately isolate at their home or accommodation, and call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for advice on testing and isolating.

  • Sydney to Wellington - QF163 (Qantas): Departed Sydney Friday 18 June 7:05pm (AEST), arrived Wellington Saturday 19 June 00:12am (NZST).
  • Wellington to Sydney - NZ247 (Air New Zealand): departed Wellington Monday 21 June 10:13am (NZST), arrived Sydney Monday 21 June 11:33am (AEST).

At this stage four close contacts have been identified and are isolating.

Locations of interest that were visited will be advised as further contact tracing is undertaken. People who have been at these sites will need to isolate and should contact Healthline for further advice. Details of the locations of interest will be updated here.

Quarantine-Free Travel (QFT)

Quarantine-Free Travel from New South Wales to New Zealand has been paused.

If you need a test

You can do some simple things to keep yourself and your whānau well:

  • Stay home if you are sick and call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 to find out if you need a test
  • Wash your hands well and often with soap and hot water
  • Keep track of where you have been with the NZ COVID Tracer app and turn on Bluetooth
  • Wear a face mask on public transport, and when physical distancing is difficult.

 

Update 23 June, 2021 – 9.22AM

As of 8am today, 23 June, we have delivered 43,856 COVID-19 vaccinations in Northland. 29,221 people have received their first dose of the vaccine, and 14,635 have received both doses of vaccine.

There are no known COVID-19 community cases in Northland.

Flights of Interest – Wellington/Sydney 

An Australian traveller from Sydney, who visited Wellington from Saturday 19 June until Monday 21 June, has tested positive for COVID-19 upon their return to Australia.

Based on the time of their symptom onset and CT score it is most likely they contracted the virus in Sydney prior to their visit to New Zealand.

Passengers who flew on the following flights must immediately isolate at their home or accommodation, and call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for advice on testing and isolating.

  • Sydney to Wellington - QF163 (Qantas): Departed Sydney Friday 18 June 7:05pm (AEST), arrived Wellington Saturday 19 June 00:12am (NZST).
  • Wellington to Sydney - NZ247 (Air New Zealand): departed Wellington Monday 21 June 10:13am (NZST), arrived Sydney Monday 21 June 11:33am (AEST).

At this stage four close contacts have been identified and are isolating.

Locations of interest that were visited will be advised as further contact tracing is undertaken. People who have been at these sites will need to isolate and should contact Healthline for further advice. Details of the locations of interest will be updated here.

Quarantine-Free Travel (QFT)

Quarantine-Free Travel from New South Wales to New Zealand has been paused. 

If you need a test

You can do some simple things to keep yourself and your whānau well:

  • Stay home if you are sick and call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 to find out if you need a test
  • Wash your hands well and often with soap and hot water
  • Keep track of where you have been with the NZ COVID Tracer app and turn on Bluetooth
  • Wear a face mask on public transport, and when physical distancing is difficult.

 

Update 22 June, 2021 – 3:20PM

As of 8am today, 21 June, we have delivered 43,018 COVID-19 vaccinations in Northland. 28,756 people have received their first dose of the vaccine, and 14,262 have received both doses of vaccine.

There are no known COVID-19 community cases in Northland. There are no new cases in MIQ.

Vaccination for Young People

Medsafe has given provisional approval of the Pfizer vaccine for young people aged 12 to 15 years. Cabinet still needs to approve a ‘decision to use’ – their decision is expected by the end of June. Until then people aged 12 to 15 cannot receive the Pfizer vaccine. It will not be mandatory for young people to get vaccinated. If approval is given, further information will follow about how young people will be able to access the vaccine.

Quarantine-Free Travel

Victoria:

Following an assessment, New Zealand public health officials have deemed the public health risk from Victoria is low, the travel pause will be lifted at 11.59 on 22 June.

Locations of Interest in New South Wales and Brisbane Airport

If you have visited any of the locations of interest in New South Wales or Brisbane Airport at the relevant times, contact Healthline on 0800 358 5453, get tested and stay at home until you get a negative test result. Please continue to monitor for symptoms and if any develop, get tested again.

New South Wales:  

Anyone who has been in Sydney since 11 June should check the NSW Health website for locations of interest. 

Brisbane Airport:

Anyone who visited Cotton On or Brisbane Portuguese Family Centre on 19 June should check the Queensland Health website for further information.

You can get a COVID-19 test at a Community Testing Centre in Northland, or call your General Practice or Hauora Clinic to book an appointment. COVID-19 tests are free.

How to protect yourself and your whānau

  • Stay home if you are sick and call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 to find out if you need a test
  • Wash your hands well and often with soap and hot water
  • Keep track of where you have been with the NZ COVID Tracer app and turn on Bluetooth
  • Wear a face mask on public transport, and when physical distancing is difficult.

 

 

Update 21 June, 2021 – 1.40PM

As of 8am today, 21 June, we have delivered 42,616 COVID-19 vaccinations in Northland. 27,998 people have received their first dose of the vaccine, and 13,831 have received both doses of vaccine.

There are no known COVID-19 community cases in Northland. There are three new cases in MIQ.

Travellers from New South Wales
Quarantine-Free Travel with New South Wales (NSW) remains in place at this time. New Zealand public health officials are regularly reviewing developments in the Australian State and advice will be updated, if and when required.

There are now nine community cases in Sydney since last week. NSW public health officials are constantly adding new locations of interest. Anyone who has been in Sydney since 11 June should check the NSW Health website. 

Anyone who has been at a location of interest at the relevant time must contact Healthline on  0800 358 5453, get tested and stay at home until they get a negative test result. They are also advised to continue to monitor for symptoms and if any develop, get tested again.

Brisbane Airport

Queensland public health authorities last night announced a new community case in an air crew worker. Anyone who was at Brisbane Airport at DFO outlet shop between 4pm and 4.30pm, or the Brisbane Portuguese Family Centre from 7pm onwards on Saturday 19 June must, contact Healthline, get tested and stay home until they receive a negative result.

More information can be found on the Queensland Health website

How to protect yourself and your whānau against COVID-19

  • Stay home if you are sick and call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 to find out if you need a test
  • Wash your hands well and often with soap and hot water
  • Keep track of where you have been with the NZ COVID Tracer app
  • Turn on Bluetooth tracing in the NZ COVID Tracer app
  • Wear a face mask on public transport, and when social distancing is difficult.

 

Update 18 June, 2021 – 4.50PM

As of 8am today, 18 June, we have delivered 41,829 COVID-19 vaccinations in Northland. 27,998 people have received their first dose of the vaccine, and 13,831 have received both doses of vaccine.

There are no known COVID-19 community cases in Northland. There is one case of COVID-19 in managed isolation.

Locations of interest - Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales
As of 9am today, Australian health authorities have listed almost 160 locations of interest in Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales.

Anyone who was at a location of interest at the specified times cannot travel to New Zealand within 14 days of the exposure event.

Anyone at these locations of interest at the specified times should call Healthline on 0800 358 5453, get tested and self-isolate until they return a negative result.  

The Ministry of Health is urging New Zealanders who’ve been in Victoria, Sydney or regional Queensland to check the following websites to determine whether they were at any of the locations of interest:

Quarantine-Free Travel (QFT)

The pause in Quarantine-Free Travel with Victoria will remain in place until 11.59pm (NZT) Tuesday 22 June.

While the overall risk is low, Ministry of Health officials confirm the situation in Victoria is continually changing and health risks remain. There will be a further review of the QFT pause on Friday 18 June.

Anyone who is eligible can return from Melbourne to New Zealand on a “green flight” – find out more about the criteria for these flights on the Unite Against COVID-19 website.

Keeping yourself and others well

While there is not evidence of community transmission in New Zealand, this is a timely reminder to maintain our key health behaviours that keep us well.

  • Stay home if you are sick and call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 to find out if you need a test
  • Wash your hands well and often with soap and hot water
  • Keep track of where you have been with the NZ COVID Tracer app
  • Turn on Bluetooth tracing in the NZ COVID Tracer app
  • Wear a face mask on public transport, and when social distancing is difficult.

 

Update 17 June, 2021 – 12.00PM

As of 8am today, 17 June, we have delivered 38,423 COVID-19 vaccinations in Northland. 40,643 people have received their first dose of the vaccine, and 13,380 have received both doses of vaccine.

There are no known COVID-19 community cases in Northland.

Quarantine-Free Travel (QFT)

The pause in Quarantine-Free Travel with Victoria will remain in place until 11.59pm (NZT) Tuesday 22 June.

While the overall risk is low, Ministry of Health officials confirm the situation in Victoria is continually changing and health risks remain. There will be a further review of the QFT pause on Friday 18 June.

Anyone who is eligible can return from Melbourne to New Zealand on a “green flight” – find out more about the criteria for these flights on the Unite Against COVID-19 website.

Key Health Behaviours

While there is no evidence of community transmission in New Zealand, this is a timely reminder to maintain our key health behaviours that keep us well.

  • Stay home if you are sick and call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 to find out if you need a test
  • Wash your hands well and often with soap and hot water
  • Keep track of where you have been with the NZ COVID Tracer app
  • Turn on Bluetooth tracing in the NZ COVID Tracer app
  • Wear a face mask on public transport, and when social distancing is difficult.
Update 15 June, 2021 – 2.30PM

As of 8am today, 15 June, we have delivered 38,423 COVID-19 vaccinations in Northland. 25,513 people have received their first dose of the vaccine, and 12,872 have received both doses of vaccine.

There are no known COVID-19 community cases in Northland, no new cases in managed isolation, and one historical case.

Quarantine-Free Travel

New Zealand’s pause on Quarantine-Free Travel with Victoria continues until Thursday 17 June. Find out more on the COVID19.govt.nz website.

Key Health Behaviours

While there is no evidence of community transmission in New Zealand, this is a timely reminder to maintain the key health behaviours that keep us well.

  • Stay home if you are sick and call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 to find out if you need a test
  • Wash your hands well and often with soap and hot water
  • Keep track of where you have been with the NZ COVID Tracer app
  • Turn on Bluetooth tracing in the NZ COVID Tracer app
  • Wear a face mask on public transport, and when social distancing is difficult.
Update 10 June, 2021 – 7.30AM

As of 8 am yesterday, 9 June, we have delivered 33,495 COVID-19 vaccinations in Northland. 22,236 people have received their first dose of the vaccine, and 11,259 of those who have been vaccinated have received both doses of vaccination.

Key Health behaviours 

While there is not evidence of community transmission in New Zealand, this is a timely reminder to maintain our key health behaviours:

  • Stay home if you are sick and call Healthline (0800 358 5453) to arrange a test
  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and hot water
  • Keep track of where you have been with the NZ COVID Tracer app
  • Turn on Bluetooth tracing in the NZ COVID Tracer app
  • Wear a face mask on all public transport and when social distancing is difficult. 
Update 5 June, 2021 – 7.30AM
  • The Ministry of Health media release provides an update on COVID-19 cases and testing. Note:  there were no new community cases and one new case and one historical case of COVID-19 in managed isolation yesterday Friday 4 June, 2021.
     
  • The Government has announced plans for the carefully managed commencement of ‘green flights’ from Melbourne to New Zealand, from Tuesday 8 June at 11.59pm.

  • For up-to-date details on QFT with Victoria and “green flights” from Melbourne, visit the Unite Against COVID-19

Keep whānau and friends safe this Queen’s Birthday weekend

  • The current situation in Victoria reinforces the critical importance keeping track of where you have been this Queen’s birthday weekend.
  • Remember to turn on Bluetooth tracing in the app and please scan QR codes to keep a private digital diary of where you’ve been.
  • Doing both will ensure you can get an early warning if you've been exposed to COVID-19.
  • Remember these simple messages to keep our communities safe from COVID-19:
    • Keep track of where you have been with the NZ COVID Tracer app
    • Turn on Bluetooth tracing in the NZ COVID Tracer app
    • Wear a face mask on all public transport and when social distancing is difficult
    • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and hot water

Stay home if you are sick and call Healthline (0800 358 5453) to arrange a test. For up-to-date details on QFT with Victoria and “green flights” from Melbourne, visit the Unite Against COVID-19.

Update 2 June, 2021 – 7.30pm

Quarantine Free Travel (QFT) from Victoria to New Zealand

  • One-way QFT from Victoria to New Zealand is currently paused until 7:59pm (NZT) Friday 4 Jun.
  • Victoria’s lockdown has been extended for another week. The Victorian government will continue to provide further details on the extension as the situation develops.

NSW Public health alert

  • NSW Health has issued a public health alert after an individual who had visited a number of locations in South NSW later returned a positive COVID-19 test on return to Melbourne.
  • The person was in Jervis Bay, Goulburn, Hyams Beach, and Vincentia while potentially infectious on 23 and 24 May.
  • Anyone who was at a location of interest who is now in New Zealand should call Healthline, get a test for COVID-19, and isolate until they receive a negative result.
  • Information on the most recent NSW locations of interest can be found on the Unite Against COVID-19 website.
COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Statistics

  • 668,115 doses of the Pfizer vaccine were administered as of midnight last night – an increase of more than 104,000 doses on this time last week and the biggest week of vaccinations so far.
  • 235,600 people have now received their second doses. 
  • 20,050 doses were administered on Friday 28 May, the biggest day of vaccinations to date.
  • Overall, the vaccine rollout continues to track around 9 percent ahead of plan.
  • For up to date data and statistics about the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine visit the Ministry of Health website which is updated every Wednesday.

Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine stocks

  • A further delivery of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine yesterday means we’ve received around 971,100 doses so far - enough to fully vaccinate more than 485,500 people.
  • Following updated advice from MedSafe, the vaccine can now be stored at normal fridge temperatures for up to 31 days.
  • This increases our options for transporting it to remote communities. As the rollout progresses, this will make it easier for people to go to their pharmacy or GP for their vaccination.

Key Health behaviours 

While there is no evidence of community transmission in New Zealand, this is a timely reminder to maintain our key health behaviours:

  • Stay home if you are sick and call Healthline (0800 358 5453) to arrange a test.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and hot water
  • Keep track of where you have been with the NZ COVID Tracer app
  • Turn on Bluetooth tracing in the NZ COVID Tracer app
  • Wear a face mask on all public transport and when social distancing is difficult 

 

Update 30 May, 2021 – 1.30pm

The Ministry’s contact tracing team has worked with border agencies to confirm 4626 people flew from Melbourne airport to New Zealand between May 20-25, down from the initial estimate of 5000 travellers.

These 4626 travellers are being contacted by email and instructed to get a test and self-isolate at home or in the accommodation they are staying in until they have a negative result.

These travellers have also been instructed to contact Healthline on 0800 358 5453 if they need further advice or to report if they had been at a location of interest. https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/exposure-sites

All but 89 of the 4626 travellers have been contacted. Efforts are ongoing to contact these people to ensure they are isolating and being tested.

Slightly less than half of the 4626 people identified have now been tested and returned a negative result. An update on numbers tested will be provided tomorrow.

Anyone who visited the Australian State of Victoria area between 20 - 25 May is required to isolate at their place of residence until they receive a negative COVID-19 test result.

The Melbourne cluster reinforces the critical importance of everyone keeping a record of where they have been by scanning QR codes or keeping a manual diary of their movements. It can help contact tracers quickly find potential close and casual contacts if there is a positive COVID-19 case in New Zealand.

Update 6 May, 2021 – 4.30PM

There are no cases of COVID-19 in the community at this time. There is 1 new case of COVID-19 in managed isolation facilities.

COVID-19 Vaccination

A total of 11,837 vaccinations have been given in Northland as of 0900 hours 6 May 2021.

We are now inviting these groups to be vaccinated:

Group 2:

  • Kuia, kaumātua and their whānau (the people they live with, and their carers)
  • Frontline and other healthcare workers
  • Residents in Aged Residential Care Facilities - you don't need to book, we will be coming to your facility soon.

Group 3A: People aged 50 years and over.

Important: You will need to wait for 14 days after your flu vaccination before you have your COVID-19 vaccination. If you have your COVID-19 vaccination first, wait 14 days after your second dose before having the flu vaccination. If you have any questions please talk with your health provider.

You can find more information about vaccination clinic venues and times, and how to book, here on our website.

Other information

    • Call Healthline if you have COVID-19 symptoms - 0800 358 5453
    • If you need a COVID-19 test, you can find information about local Community Based Testing Centres and opening hours here on the Northland DHB website.

There are no cases of COVID-19 in the community at this time. There are 8 new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation facilities.

COVID-19 Vaccination

A total of 6252 vaccinations have been given in Northland as of 0900 hours 27 April 2021.

We are now inviting these groups to be vaccinated:

Group 2:

      • Kuia, kaumātua and their whānau (the people they live with, and their carers)
      • Frontline and other healthcare workers
      • Residents in Aged Residential Care Facilities - you don't need to book, we will be coming to your facility soon.

Group 3A: People aged 50 years and over.

Important: You will need to wait for 14 days after your flu vaccination before you have your COVID-19 vaccination. If you have your COVID-19 vaccination first, wait 14 days after your second dose before having the flu vaccination. If you have any questions please talk with your health provider.

You can find more information about vaccination clinic venues and times, and how to book, here on our website.

Other information

      • Call Healthline if you have COVID-19 symptoms - 0800 358 5453
      • If you need a COVID-19 test, you can find information about local Community Based Testing Centres and opening hours here on the Northland DHB website.

 

Update 20 April, 2021 – 7.35PM

There is one new border-related COVID-19 case. The person works as a cleaner, in a non-public facing role at Auckland International Airport. The Ministry believes there is a clear link to the border as the source of infection.

The Ministry is working to identify and test contacts, and has published a list of locations of interest. If you have visited Auckland recently, please check the locations of interest on the Ministry of Health website.

COVID-19 Tracer App

This case is a reminder that everyone in New Zealand should be using the NZ COVID Tracer app – if you have scanned in at a location with someone who has COVID-19 you will be sent a notification through the app which is the quickest and easiest way to protect your whanau.

COVID-19 Vaccination

A total of 4682 vaccinations have been given in Northland as of 0900 hours 20 April 2021.

You can find out more about the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme in Northland on this website:

https://immunisation.northernregion.nz/

Other information

      • Call Healthline if you have symptoms - 0800 358 5453
      • If you need a COVID-19 test, you can find information about local Community Based Testing Centres and opening hours here on the Northland DHB website.

Update 19 April, 2021 – 4.40PM

There are no new community cases and 2 new COVID-19 cases in managed quarantine facilities.

COVID-19 Vaccination

A total of 4507 vaccinations have been given in Northland as of 0900 hours 9 April 2021.

You can find out more about the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme in Northland on this website:

https://immunisation.northernregion.nz/

If you'd like to know when you can get the vaccine, click here to try out the tool on the COVID19.govt.nz page.

Other updates

      • Flights from India have been temporarily suspended, taking effect at 4pm on 11 April until 28 April 2021.
      • Quarantine free travel between New Zealand and Australia starts today, 19 April 2021.

Other information

      • Call Healthline if you have symptoms - 0800 358 5453
      • If you need a COVID-19 test, you can find information about local Community Based Testing Centres and opening hours here on the Northland DHB website.
      • Need to talk? For mental health help, call or text 1737.
Update 12 April, 2021 – 4.40PM

There are no new community cases and 7 new COVID-19 cases in managed quarantine facilities.

Update on border-related cases

As reported last night, there is one new border case, known as Case C. Because the new case has been self-isolating at home since being identified as a close contact late last week, there is considered to be very little additional risk to the community.

The Ministry of Health has listed the locations of interest linked to case B, which was reported Thursday, on their website: https://www.health.govt.nz/.../covid-19-contact-tracing...

If you have visited Auckland recently, please check the list and follow the guidance provided by the Ministry of Health. If you need advice, please call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

Note that the locations of interest may be updated – you can check the list at any time here: https://www.health.govt.nz/.../covid-19-contact-tracing...

COVID-19 Vaccination

A total of 2700 vaccinations have been given in Northland as of 0900 hours 12 April 2021.

You can find out more about the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme in Northland on this website:

https://immunisation.northernregion.nz/

Applications for early vaccine

Applications for early vaccination to allow urgent overseas travel on compassionate grounds or reasons of national significance will now be considered.

Applicants will need to satisfy a series of criteria - they must be a New Zealand citizen, resident or visa holder needing to travel before 31 August 2021 and have already made arrangements to return to New Zealand. Applicants should also ensure they will be able to receive both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine before departure. 

Further information about the criteria and application process is available on the Unite Against COVID-19 website

Getting a COVID-19 Test

If you need a COVID-19 test, you can find information about local Community-Based Testing Centres and opening hours here on the Northland DHB website.

 

Update 9 April, 2021 – 1.35PM

There are no new community cases and 6 new COVID-19 cases in managed quarantine facilities.

COVID-19 Vaccination

A total of 2394 vaccinations have been given in Northland as of 0900 hours 9 April 2021.

You can find out more about the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme in Northland on this website:

https://immunisation.northernregion.nz/

Applications for early vaccine

Applications for early vaccination to allow urgent overseas travel on compassionate grounds or reasons of national significance will now be considered.

Applicants will need to satisfy a series of criteria - they must be a New Zealand citizen, resident or visa holder needing to travel before 31 August 2021 and have already made arrangements to return to New Zealand. Applicants should also ensure they will be able to receive both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine before departure. 

Further information about the criteria and application process is available on the Unite Against COVID-19 website

Updated version of NZ COVID app available

A new version of the NZ COVID Tracer app has been released, new features include:

      • the dashboard showing how many days out of the past 14 you’ve used the app; 
      • the dashboard showing figures on how many New Zealanders are using the app – the same as the figures released regularly by the Ministry of Health; and 
      • a flashlight option for scanning in low light conditions – particularly useful for the winter months ahead.  

Quarantine-Free Travel (QFT)

As announced, QFT between New Zealand and Australia will commence from Monday 19 April. There are criteria to meet before you travel, and you will need to be prepared if your travel is disrupted. You can find out more on the COVID19.govt.nz website.

Other information

      • Call Healthline if you have symptoms - 0800 358 5453
      • If you need a COVID-19 test, you can find information about local Community-Based Testing Centres and opening hours here on the Northland DHB website.
      • Need to talk? For mental health help, call or text 1737.

 

Update 7 April, 2021 – 3.50PM

There are no new community cases and 7 new COVID-19 cases in managed quarantine facilities.

COVID-19 Vaccination

A total of 1230 vaccinations have been given in Northland as of 0900 hours 7 April 2021.

You can find out more about the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme in Northland on this website:

https://immunisation.northernregion.nz/

Quarantine-Free Travel (QFT)

Quarantine-Free Travel (QFT) between New Zealand and Australia will commence in just under two weeks’ time at 11.59pm Sunday 18 April. Trans-Tasman QFT will not be 'travel' as it was pre-COVID-19. People will travel under the guidance of 'flyer beware'. 

Check the COVID-19.govt.nz website for details about what to do if you are travelling, how to keep yourself and others safe, and what will happen if the situation changes while you're away.

Keeping yourself and your whānau well

We all still need to do the basic things to keep ourselves and others well, whether we are travelling or if we have had the vaccine. Please remember:

      • Stay at home if you are sick and get a test. Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 if you need advice.
      • Keep a record of where you go – scan QR codes and turn on Bluetooth
      • Wash and dry your hands well and often
      • Wear a mask on public transport.

Check here for details of Northland Community Based Testing Centre locations and opening times. 

Update 1 April, 2021 – 3.25PM

There are no new community cases and 5 new COVID-19 cases in managed quarantine facilities.

COVID-19 Immunisation

A total of 948 vaccinations have been given in Northland as at 0800 hours 1 April 2021. 

COVID-19 Cases

      • The last COVID-19 positive case notified in Northland was on 23 January 2021
      • 29 COVID-19 positive cases have been notified in Northland since March 2020. 

Stay safe this long weekend:

      • Stay at home if you are sick and get a test. Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 if you need advice.
      • Keep a record of where you go – scan QR codes and turn on Bluetooth
      • Wash and dry your hands well and often
      • Wear a mask on public transport.

Check here for details of Northland Community Based Testing Centre locations and opening times. 

MIQ emergency application criteria widened

Additional categories have been created and 100 more spaces are now available each 14 days. Find out more on the MIQ website.

Translated COVID-19 updates available

Key COVID-19 information translated into 25 languages, plus accessible formats for the disabled community, is available on the Unite Against COVID-19 website.   

Update 28 March, 2021 – 6PM

There are no new community cases and 1 new COVID-19 border related case to report in managed isolation.

An online tool which advises people to work out which vaccination group they are in is now available on the government's Covid-19 website.

Users answer a short series of questions about their health, location, occupation and life situation. The results tell them which of the four main vaccination groups they are in, and when they can expect to get their COVID-19 vaccine.

To keep yourself and others safe, please:

      • Stay at home if you are sick and get a test. Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 if you need advice.
      • Keep a record of where you go – scan QR codes and turn on Bluetooth
      • Wash and dry your hands well and often
      • Wear a mask on public transport.

Check here for details of Northland Community Based Testing Centre locations and opening times. 

Update 24 March, 2021 – 6.15PM

There are no new community cases to report today. There are 3 new positive cases of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation.

An online tool which advises people to work out which vaccination group they are in is now available on the government's Covid-19 website.

Users answer a short series of questions about their health, location, occupation and life situation. The results tell them which of the four main vaccination groups they are in, and when they can expect to get their COVID-19 vaccine.

To keep yourself and others safe, please:

Stay at home if you are sick and get a test. Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 if you need advice.
Keep a record of where you go – scan QR codes and turn on Bluetooth
Wash and dry your hands well and often
Wear a mask on public transport.
Check here for details of Northland Community Based Testing Centre locations and opening times.

Update 23 March, 2021 – 2.45PM

COVID-19 Cases

A positive border case in Auckland was announced yesterday, and today a weak positive result was received from one of their household members. This is under further investigation. Three other household members have tested negative.

There are no known cases in Northland at this time.

COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

Nationally, 38,808 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Of these, 4,658 people have received their second dose.

To find out when you can get a vaccine, check out the new Ministry of Health online tool.

You can also read more about the vaccination rollout in Northland on this website.

To keep yourself and others safe, please:

Stay at home if you are sick and get a test. Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 if you need advice.
Keep a record of where you go – scan QR codes and turn on Bluetooth
Wash and dry your hands well and often
Wear a mask on public transport.
Check here for details of Northland Community Based Testing Centre locations and opening times.

Update 21 March, 2021 – 5.30PM

There are no new COVID-19 cases in the community to report today. There are 8 new positive cases of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation since the Ministry of Health report on Friday. The seven-day rolling average of new cases detected at the border is 4.

COVID-19 cases

The last COVID-19 positive was notified in Northland was on 23 January 202129 COVID-19 positive cases have been notified in Northland to date. 

To keep yourself and others safe, please:

      • Stay at home if you are sick and get a test. Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 if you need advice.
      • Keep a record of where you go – scan QR codes and turn on Bluetooth
      • Wash and dry your hands well and often
      • Wear a mask on public transport.

Check here for details of Northland Community Based Testing Centre locations and opening times. 

Update 18 March, 2021 – 3.30PM

All of New Zealand is now at Alert Level 1.

There are no new cases in the community.

40,279 COVID-19 tests have been completed as of 0600 hours 15 March 2021 across Northland. 

To keep yourself and others safe, please:

      • Stay at home if you are sick and get a test. Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 if you need advice.
      • Keep a record of where you go – scan QR codes and turn on Bluetooth
      • Wash and dry your hands well and often
      • Wear a mask on public transport

Check here for details of Northland Community Based Testing Centre locations and opening times. 

Update 10 March, 2021 - 3.30PM

There are no new cases in the community. There is one new case of COVID-19 in managed isolation to report today.

Since 1 March a total of 252 COVID-19 vaccinations have been given as of 0800 hours 10 March 2021. The Ministry of Health, Northland DHB and Public Health Northland aims for no wastage of the COVID-19 Vaccine and there have been zero wastage so far.

The Kerikeri Community Based Testing Centre will be closed Friday 12 March and is relocating to 1 Sammaree Place, Kerikeri and will re-open on Monday 15 March at 9am. 

Update 8 March, 2021 - 3.30PM

There are 5 new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation to report today. One border-related case reported last night will be officially added to today’s tally.  There are no new cases in the community.

Northland DHB is now operating under Alert Level 1 precautions. You will be asked a series of patient screening questions.  These include the question: Have you travelled or attended one of the Ministry of Health current locations of interest for COVID-19 cases and or had close contact with someone who has been at a current location of interest?

Northland is now at Alert Level 1. Wearing masks on domestic flights and all public transport still applies at Level 1. To find out more, please go to https://covid19.govt.nz/alert-system/current-alert-level/

Information about Northland COVID-19 community testing centre venues and times can be found at this link.  

Update 7 March, 2021 - 2PM

There are no new COVID-19 cases in the community to report today. There is one new case of COVID-19 in managed isolation.

The Auckland region moved to Alert Level 2 this morning and will remain there until 6am Sunday 14 March. At Alert Level 2 people can go to school and work, travel between regions, and attend gatherings of up to 100 people.

The remainder of New Zealand (including Northland) is now at Alert Level 1. Wearing masks on domestic flights and all public transport still applies at Level 1. To find out more, please go to https://covid19.govt.nz/alert-system/current-alert-level/

While it’s encouraging to see another day without any community cases, we must all remain vigilant and continue to do our bit.

This includes staying home if you have any symptoms; if symptomatic phoning Healthline for advice on getting a test - wherever you are in the country; and keeping a record of where you have been at all times.

The COVID Tracer app is an easy way to do this. Please continue to scan QR codes wherever you go and turn on Bluetooth tracing in the app dashboard if you haven’t already done so.  Continue to wash your hands, and cough or sneeze into your elbow.

Information about Northland COVID-19 community testing centre venues and times can be found at this link

Northland DHB services continue to operate with Alert Level 2 precautions in place.

You will be asked a series of patient screening questions.  These include the question: Have you travelled or attended one of the Ministry of Health current locations of interest for COVID-19 cases and or had close contact with someone who has been at a current location of interest? 

Update 6 March, 2021 - 2PM

There are no new COVID-19 cases to report in the community. There are 9 new COVID-19 cases to report in managed isolation.

Please check the locations of interest here – note that these may be updated regularly.

Tomorrow (7 March) at 6am Northland will move to Alert Level 1. We all need to be ready in case COVID-19 reappears in our community. Go to this link to find out more about Alert Level 1.  

If you are unwell

  • If you’re sick, stay home. Do not go to work or school. Do not socialise.

  • If you have cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms, call your doctor or Healthline and get advice about being tested.

  • If you have been told to self-isolate you legally must do so immediately.

Information about Northland COVID-19 community testing centre venues and times can be found at this link

Northland DHB services continue to operate with Alert Level 2 precautions in place.

You will be asked a series of patient screening questions.  These include the question: Have you travelled or attended one of the Ministry of Health current locations of interest for COVID-19 cases and or had close contact with someone who has been at a current location of interest?

Getting support for you and your loved ones

The past few weeks have been hard on our whānau. It’s important to remember that it’s normal to feel anxious or stressed in times of difficulty.

If you feel you are not coping, please talk with a health professional.

For support with grief, anxiety, distress or mental wellbeing, you can call or text 1737 – free, anytime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – to talk with a trained counsellor.

Update 5 March, 2021 - 5.40PM
Auckland is still at Alert Level 3, and the rest of NZ is still at Alert Level 2 until 6am Sunday March 7.

Auckland will move to Alert Level 2 at 6am on Sunday 7 March. The rest of NZ will move to Alert Level 1 at the same time.

In Northland, at Alert Level 1, we all need to be ready in case COVID-19 reappears in our community.
Go to this link to find out more about Alert Level 1. 

If you are unwell

  • If you’re sick, stay home. Do not go to work or school. Do not socialise.
  • If you have cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms, call your doctor or Healthline 0800 358 5453 and get advice about being tested.
  • If you have been told to self-isolate you legally must do so immediately.

Get tested if you have cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms. Tests are free

Information about Northland COVID-19 community testing centre venues and times can be found at this link
Update 5 March, 2021 - 3.30PM 

The Northland Border Worker COVID-19 Immunisation Programme started on 1 March. 180 Border Workers have been vaccinated in the past four days as of 7am today, 5 March 2021.

      • There were 1045 COVID-19 tests done in Northland up until 7am today, 5 March, 2021
      • 7332 tests have been done since 24 January 2021 across Northland
      • 72% of the tests done across Northland since 24 January 2021 were done at the Community Based Testing Centres 
      • 31% of all people who had their tests done (since 24 January 2021) were of Māori ethnicity.

Information about Northland COVID-19 testing centre venues and times can be found at this link.

Key messages:

      • Northland DHB services continue to operate with Alert Level 2 precautions in place
      • Patients and visitors will be asked Screening Questions that includes asking if you have travelled or attended one of the Ministry of Health current locations of interest for COVID-19 cases and or had close contact with someone who has been at a current location of interest. 
      • The locations related to the current cases are under review. Please check the locations of interest here – note that these may be updated regularly.
      • Visiting restrictions have been reinstated in all areas. Please scan in with you COVID-19 Tracer App or sign the visitor register when you arrive.
      • In clinic areas and waiting rooms patients should be distanced 1m apart. If this is not possible, patients should wear a mask.

Information about Northland COVID-19 testing centre venues and times can be found at this link.

Update 5 March, 2021 - 11.30 am

Winger Cres (Kamo) and Dargaville Community Based Testing Centres are both closed today.  Staff were not able to get to work due to the Tsunami warning. For COVID-19 health advice and information, contact the Healthline team (for free) on 0800 358 5453

Information about Northland COVID-19 testing centre venues and times can be found at this link.

Update 4 March, 2021 - 5.30pm

The Northland Border Worker COVID-19 Immunisation Programme started on 1 March. 162 Border Workers have been vaccinated in the past three days as of 7am today, 4 March 2021.

Around 300 border workers and their household contacts have been invited to receive the COVID-19 vaccination in Northland as a part of the immunisation sequencing plan.  Border household contacts are being offered the opportunity to book their appointments this week and we expect to be providing their immunisation shortly.

      • There were 888 COVID-19 tests done in Northland up until 7am today, 4 March, 2021
      • 7173 tests have been done since 24 January 2021 across Northland
      • 72% of the tests done across Northland since 24 January 2021 were done at the Community Based Testing Centres 
      • 31% of all people who had their tests done (since 24 January 2021) were of Māori ethnicity.
Key messages:
      • Northland DHB services continue to operate with Alert Level 2 precautions in place
      • Patients and visitors will be asked Screening Questions that includes asking if you have travelled or attended one of the Ministry of Health current locations of interest for COVID-19 cases and or had close contact with someone who has been at a current location of interest. 
      • The locations related to the current cases are under review. Please check the locations of interest here – note that these may be updated regularly.
      • Visiting restrictions have been reinstated in all areas. Please scan in with you COVID-19 Tracer App or sign the visitor register when you arrive.
      • In clinic areas and waiting rooms patients should be distanced 1m apart. If this is not possible, patients should wear a mask.
Update 1 March, 2021 - 4pm

About 87 border workers from Northport and Opua Wharf have been vaccinated today at nearby community based testing centres as the COVID-19 immunisation programme starts rolling out in Northland.

They included a range of people, such as customs workers, marine pilots, data entry operators and other staff who work on the border at Northport to screen/manage vessels arriving into Marsden Point.

Northland COVID-19 Community Based Testing Centres and Māori Health Provider Testing Centres have extended their testing centre hours this week. Today, up until 2pm, 80 tests were taken across the rohe.  Information about testing centre venues and times can be found at this link.

Key messages:

• Northland DHB services continue to operate with Alert Level 2 precautions in place

• Patients and visitors will be asked Screening Questions that includes asking if you have recently travelled to an area that has active COVID-19 cases

• Visiting restrictions have been reinstated in all areas.  Please scan in with you COVID-19 Tracer App or sign the visitor register when you arrive.

• In clinic areas and waiting rooms patients should be distanced 1m apart. If this is not possible, patients should wear a mask

• The locations related to the current cases are under review. Please check the locations of interest here – note that these may be updated.

Update 28 Feb, 2021 - 11:30am

At 6:00am this morning, Sunday 28 February, Auckland moved to Alert Level 3 and the rest of New Zealand moved to Alert Level 2. 

Yesterday two (2) new community cases of COVID-19 were reported in South Auckland. If you have travelled to Auckland recently please check the locations of interest on the Ministry of Health website. If you are unsure whether you need a test, please call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for advice.  

COVID-19 Testing in Northland

Please check the Northland DHB website for details of Community Based Testing Centres around Northland.

Visiting Hospitals at Alert Level 2

To protect patient’s, whānau and staff, we request all visitors practice social distancing

• Maintain a maximum of two visitors at the bedside on the wards

• Visiting hours are 11am and 8pm

• Maintain a maximum of one visitor over the age of 15, at the bedside in the Emergency Department

• Avoid visiting if you have cold or flu like symptoms, or have had close or casual contact with anyone confirmed with Covid-19 in the past 14 days.

• Visitors are encouraged to keep a log of all areas of the hospital visited, to aid contact tracing. QR codes are available to assist with this.

• Additional requirements may be in place for some specialist areas.

For Northland Under Alert Level 2 please...

If you:

• Are sick, stay home. Do not go to work or school. Do not socialise.

• Have cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms, call your doctor or Healthline and get advice about being tested.

• Have been told to self-isolate you legally must do so immediately.You should keep at least:

• 2 metres in public and in retail stores, like supermarkets and clothes shops.

• 1 metre in most other places like workplaces, cafes, restaurants and gyms.

Maintain Good Hygiene

It’s important that you use basic hygiene measures, including washing your hands, coughing or sneezing into your elbow and cleaning surfaces.

Be kind to each other 

For support with anxiety, distress or mental wellbeing, you can call or text 1737 to talk with a trained counsellor for free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For more information on the Alert Levels go to the COVID-19 website.

Update 25 Feb, 2021 - 8pm

Today, there were three new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation, and no new cases linked to the Auckland February cluster.  One of the three cases today in managed isolation is a historical case and not regarded as infectious. All 11 cases associated with the Auckland February cluster remain in the Auckland quarantine facility.

Since Sunday 14 February, there have been more than 53,000 community tests for COVID-19 in the Northern Region across CTCs, General Practice and Urgent Care Clinics. All providers responded quickly and worked quickly to increase testing capacity and ensure testing was available across the network.

Northland COVID-19 cases

• The last COVID-19 positive was notified in Northland was on 23 January 2021.

• 29 COVID-19 positive cases have been notified in Northland

Northland COVID-19 testing 

• 38,165 tests completed as of 25 February 2021 across Northland

• 31 percent of all people who had their tests done (since 24 January 2021) were of Māori ethnicity.

Information on test sites in Auckland visit ARPHS - follow this link

Information on test sites in Northland visit the Northland DHB - follow this link 

Testing continues to be available at various sites across Northland: 

• COVID-19 testing is available at Ngāti Hine Health Trust, Te Hau Ora O Ngāpuhi - GP Clinic and Rawene Hospital. Please check the Northland DHB website for details of locations and opening hours.

• There are Community Based Testing Centres operating in Whangārei, Dargaville, Kerikeri and Kaitaia. Please check the Northland DHB website for details of locations and opening hours. 

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