Update: 29th June 2021


Kia ora whānau,

Greater Wellington will re-join the rest of New Zealand at Alert Level 1 at 11:59pm tonight, Tuesday 29 June.

What to do at Alert Level 1:

Health officials are confident that if COVID-19 was in the Wellington community, it would have been found by now.

Wellingtonians should remain vigilant until a full 14 days has passed since the Sydney case left our shores. This will be 5 July. Alert Level 1 does not mean "Alert Level None".

Remember to keep track of where you've been. If you're feeling unwell, it's important to stay home and get a test.

COVID-19 symptoms include:

  • a new or worsening cough
  • a fever of at least 38°C
  • shortness of breath
  • sore throat
  • sneezing and runny nose 
  • temporary loss of smell.

These symptoms do not necessarily mean you have COVID-19. The symptoms are like other illnesses that are much more common, such as colds and flu.

Shortness of breath is a sign of possible pneumonia and requires immediate medical attention.

Some people may have less common symptoms such as only:

  • fever
  • diarrhoea
  • headache
  • muscle pain
  • nausea and vomiting
  • confusion and irritability.

If you have any of these symptoms, contact your doctor, Healthline or your iwi health provider.

Nga Mihi,