State of National Emergency due to COVID-19

Thursday 2 Apr - last updated 10:54 am

The nationwide state of national emergency declared on 25 March 2020 at 12:21pm due to COVID-19 has been extended for a further seven days. The state of national emergency covers all of New Zealand including the Chatham Islands, Stewart Island, and other offshore islands.

If you can’t access food or essential items, urgent assistance is available. 

Visit covid19.govt.nz to learn the simple steps you can take to unite against COVID-19 and slow its spread. You can also find out what help is available and get the latest updates.

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