COVID-19 Update Pānui no. #2.

If you have symptoms of the coronavirus, call the NZ Covid-19 Healthline on 0800 358 5453

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As of 11.59pm on Sunday, 14 February, Auckland will move to Alert Level 3 for a period of 3 days. The rest of New Zealand will move to Alert Level 2 for the same period. This is the result of three community cases within a South Auckland family.

Kōhanga Reo within Auckland are advised to close for the period Auckland is at Alert Level 3. Here is the official NZ government guidance for the Auckland Region, including testing locations:

Kōhanga Reo across the rest of the motu can continue to operate but must follow the public health protocols required by Alert Level 2 – here is a link to COVID-19 Level 2 Checklist:!12678&authkey=!AFw1UGa2aGQ0u-0

The Ministry of Education’s latest Early Learning Bulletin has some useful information. If you haven’t received it you can view it here:


1.       Make sure your COVID-19 QR code is clearly displayed. Ensure whānau are scanning in, or completing the contact tracing register.

2.       Wash your hands regularly.

3.       Wear masks on public transport.

4.       Maintain social distancing of at least 2 meters.

Visit for COVID-19 specific advice.

The Ministry of Health advise those who have been overseas within the last 14 days and develop a fever, cough or shortness of breath, phone Health-lines dedicated COVID-19 number 0800 358 5453