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Further information about the response to COVID-19

This page has links to information in other languages.

The Ministry of Health has information on its website that's updated daily.

For more information about the response, visit the New Zealand Government COVID-19 website or call the Government helpline on 0800-779-997.

The New Zealand Government COVID-19 website has COVID-19 information and advice in other languages, including New Zealand sign language.

The Ministry for Pacific Peoples has COVID-19 information in Pacific languages.

Health care

Call centreSee Health care during COVID-19 for information about what health care is available during COVID-19 and how to access it.


See COVID-19 – Public message about medicines supply for information about the supply of medicines.

Also see this information about Medicines that are being investigated for treating COVID-19 from My Medicines.

Visiting Canterbury hospitals

See the Canterbury DHB's information about Visiting Canterbury DHB facilities.

Help for Christchurch and Banks Peninsula residents

The Christchurch City Council has a helpline for Canterbury and Banks Peninsula people who need urgent help with essential household goods and services during COVID-19. Essential household goods and services include food and medicines. Call the helpline on 0800-24-24-11 or see Help for Christchurch and Banks Peninsula residents for more details.


If you can't work or have lost your job because of COVID-19, visit the Work and Income (WINZ) website.

Financial advice

If you're suffering financial stress because of COVID-19, talk to your bank. You can also get advice from Ministry of Social Development and on the New Zealand Government COVID-19 website.


For travel advice, visit the Government's Safe Travel website.

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Page created May 2020.


See also:

Advance care planning

Cancer and COVID-19

COVID-19 breastfeeding advice

Diabetes and COVID-19

Dementia and COVID-19

Dental care and COVID-19

Family harm and COVID-19

Long-lasting pelvic pain and COVID-19

Pregnancy and COVID-19

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