Alert Level and Cases in Community 

New Zealand has adopted the COVID-19 Protection Framework. This means the Alert Level System is no longer in action and has been replaced by a Traffic Light system.

At present, the Northlandat RED. The rest of Aotearoa are at Orange.


Anyone with symptoms anywhere in New Zealand should get tested.

You can find locations of interest here.

Click here to find Whanganui 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.

There are no current active cases of COVID-19 in Whanganui.

Get a test if you have cold or flu symptoms, or have visited a location of interest.

We will 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 any of the regions that have active COVID cases.

  • 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 should self-monitor for COVID symptoms for 10 days after you were exposed.  If symptoms develop, get a test and stay home until you get a negative test result and until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.

  • If you have symptoms but have not been to a location of interest stay home and call Healthline (0800 358 5453) for advice.

Accessing General Practice:

All General Practices will be open during all Alert Levels, however things may run differently. If you need to see your GP, please contact them directly and follow their instructions.

COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters:

From Monday 29 November, all those who received their second dose of the Pfizer vaccine six months ago are now eligible to receive a booster vaccine.

If you or someone in your family are due for your booster vaccine, or if you are unsure if you're due to have your booster, head to the

COVID-19 Symptoms

The symptoms of COVID-19 are like common illnesses such as a cold or influenza. You may have one or more of the following:

  • sneezing and runny nose

  • new or worsening cough

  • sore throat

  • fever (at least 38˚C)

  • shortness of breath

  • temporary loss of smell

  • altered sense of taste.


Less typical symptoms may include diarrhoea, headache, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, or confusion/irritability.

Symptoms tend to appear 5 days after a person has been infected but can take 14 days to show. The virus can be passed on to others before they know they have it – from up to 2 days before symptoms develop. Additionally, it is possible to be infected without having any symptoms.


Stay home if you are sick, and call Healthline for advice on getting a test: phone 0800 358 5453.

When out and about, remember to:

  • Wear your mask everywhere you go.

  • Scan into every establishment or business you visit - including the supermarkets and service stations.

  • Wash your hands well and often with soap and hot water and if you can't access soap and water, sanitise.

A whanau resource to help prepare for COVID-19 in our community

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