Government Resources & Helplines
Dedicated Healthline 0800 number for COVID-19 health advice and information
It is free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
People calling that line will be able to talk with a member of the National Telehealth Service. They have access to interpreters.
You should call that dedicated number:
- to register if you have self-isolated yourself
- for any coronavirus health advice and information and any questions you have about coronavirus, self-isolation etc.
Healthline’s main number is still the one to call for non-coronavirus health concerns – 0800 611 116
General public health advice
The Ministry of Health’s latest health advice for the general public on COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).
Covid-19 alert level increase
PM Jacinda Ardern announces Covid-19 level has increased and the country is moving into lockdown, as well as a shutdown of all non-essential business.
COVID-19 Wage Subsidy
Work & Income wage subsidy available to support employers affected by COVID-
Looking after mental health and wellbeing during COVID-19
A guide from the Mental Health Foundation
COVID-19 Leave Payment
Information from Work & Income about the leave payment available to support
employers affected by COVID-19
Education sector information
Information and advice for students, whānau, and the education sector from
the Ministry of Education