COVID-19 information and recovery

New Zealand has moved to the COVID-19 Protection Framework (traffic lights). It minimises the impact of COVID-19 through 3 settings — Red, Orange and Green.

Waitaki is at level ORANGE 

At Orange, there will be community transmission of COVID-19, with increasing risks to vulnerable communities, and pressure on the health system. Everyone, whether you are vaccinated or unvaccinated, should prepare for what you need to do if you get COVID-19.

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. 


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High rates of vaccination is New Zealand’s key tool in protecting people and minimising the spread of COVID-19 and keeping the pressure off our health system. Protect yourself, your family, and your community. Everyone in New Zealand aged 5 and is eligible for their free COVID-19 vaccination now. You can book your vaccination online or by phone or visit a walk-in clinic.

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