COVID-19 information and recovery
New Zealand moves to the COVID-19 Protection Framework (traffic lights), from 3 December. The framework will continue to protect New Zealanders, while also providing more certainty and new opportunities. It minimises the impact of COVID-19 through 3 settings — Red, Orange and Green.
Waitaki is at level ORANGE
At Orange, there will is potentially community transmission, with pressure on our health system. The whole of health system is focusing its resources, but can manage primary care, public health, and hospitals. There may also be an increasing risk for at-risk people.
Read more about the Traffic lights and COVID-19 Protection Framework.
Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 if you feel unwell or refer to the New Zealand Government COVID-19 website for the latest advice and updates.
Book your vaccine
High rates of vaccination is New Zealand’s key tool in protecting people and minimising the spread of COVID-19, and central to the settings in the framework. Protect yourself, your family, and your community. Everyone in New Zealand aged 12 and over can book their free COVID-19 vaccination now. You can book your vaccination online or by phone or visit a walk-in clinic.
Book a vaccine
My Vaccine Pass is the official record of your COVID-19 vaccination status for use in New Zealand.
Get your free My Vaccine Pass
NZ COVID Tracer app
The NZ COVID Tracer helps you protect yourself, your friends, your whānau and your community by enabling faster contact tracing so we can quickly break the chain of transmission. For more information about the NZ COVID Tracer app, please check the Ministry of Health website.
You can download the app in the Apple App Store or from Google Play.