COVID-19 Guidance

updated 20 October 2021

COVID-19 resources for carers

Information around Covid-19 for carers is available to read at the Ministry of Health’s website here. You can also download a word or pdf version. – for care and support through Covid-19.

Carers NZ has created resources that you can download for free:

Tips & Tools for getting through another lockdown day

The Covid complication.

Struggling to cope? This article may be helpful.

Information on Alert Levels

Parts of Waikato remain at Alert Level 3. This will be reviewed on Friday 22 October 2021 Advice for Waikato

Auckland remains at Step 1 of Alert Level 3 Alert Level advice for Auckland

Vaccination Rollout Information

Everyone in Aotearoa NZ age 12 years and over can now book their free COVID-19 vaccination: It doesn’t matter what your visa or citizenship status is.

Booking isn’t necessary for many vaccination centres. For more info, click here.

COVID-19 vaccination for disabled people and their carers

For bookings, go to bookmyvaccine. For further info and advice, go here

How do I book a vaccination?
  1. Click on this link to take you to a booking page. It’s a good idea to have your NHI (National Health Index) number handy. You don’t need it in order to book but it will speed up the process. 
  2. If you have been given an access code, type it in (you don’t need one to proceed however).
  3. Complete registration details.
  4. Select a location, date and time for your first and second doses.
  5. You’ll get a confirmation text and email.
I need help with booking

Contact Vaccination Helpline on 0800 28 29 26 between 8:00am – 8:00pm, 7 days / week or

I need a sign language interpreter

Contact to request a booking and a sign language interpreter together.

Where do I go for my vaccination?

When you book, you will be given a few options for where to receive your vaccination. 

Can I go to my GP for a vaccination instead?

Many GPs are also providing COVID-19 vaccinations. To find out if your GP is offering this service, visit Healthpoint. 

I am ill / unable to travel to a centre

If you are unable to leave your home to have a vaccination, please contact Vaccination Helpline on 0800 28 29 26 or to register your details.

General information 

Everyone in New Zealand aged 12 and over is eligible for a free COVID-19 vaccination. For further information, contact Vaccination Helpline on 0800 28 29 26 between 8:00am – 8:00pm, 7 days / week or

Find out more about the vaccine and how it protects you and your community here.

For detailed updates on COVID-19 with information for carers, go here.

Links to videos which you may find helpful