Tags : COVID-19

Quarantine Free Travel with Australia suspended

Quarantine Free Travel from all Australian states and territories to New Zealand is being suspended as the Covid situation there worsens, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins announced today. From 11.59pm today Australians will no longer be able to enter New Zealand quarantine-free. This will be in place for at least […]readmore

Early Pfizer shipment boosts vaccine schedule

The largest shipment of the Pfizer vaccine to date has arrived into New Zealand two days ahead of schedule, and doses are already being delivered to vaccination centres around the country, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says. “The shipment of more than 370,000 doses reached New Zealand yesterday, following a complex logistical exercise carried out jointly […]readmore

Managed return flights from NSW on hold till Tuesday

14 days in managed isolation at MIQ to be a temporary requirement for managed return travellers from the state  Rising case numbers in New South Wales and people there not isolating has changed public health advice and means flights back from NSW will not start from midnight tonight as was intended, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins […]readmore

More vaccinators coming on board for COVID-19 campaign

Retired and overseas-trained health professionals and the wider health workforce can now join New Zealand’s expanding vaccinator workforce, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today.  The Government has changed Medicines Regulations to allow more health workers to be trained to give vaccinations – to lend a hand as we move to the next phase the biggest […]readmore

Wellington to return to Level 1; QFT pause with Australia

Wellington region to return to Level 1 at 11.59pm tonight·         Pause with South Australia, ACT, Tasmania and Victoria to be lifted at 11.59pm (NZT) Sunday 4 July ·         Pre-departure test required for all passengers before boarding flights to NZ  As Wellington prepares to return to Alert Level 1 tonight, people in the region are urged to remain vigilant and […]readmore

Alert Level 2 in Wellington extended by 2 days

Alert Level 2 measures for Wellington, Wairarapa and Kāpiti Coast to the north of Ōtaki have been extended by 48 hours to 11.59pm on Tuesday 29 June, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says.Alert Level 2 has been in place for four days to allow time for testing and contact tracing to occur.“Progress has been good, […]readmore

Quarantine Free Travel with Australia paused for three days

Quarantine Free Travel from all Australian states and territories will be paused from 10.30pm (NZT) tonight until 11.59pm (NZT) on Tuesday 29 June, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins has announced.  The decision follows updated public health advice from officials this evening. There are now multiple cases and outbreaks in Australia in differing stages of containment and the […]readmore

1 million more Pfizer doses to arrive in July

Pfizer has scheduled delivery of an estimated 1 million doses of vaccine to New Zealand during July, COVID1-9 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “These consignments will double the total number of Pfizer doses we have received this year to more than 1,900,000 – enough to fully vaccinate almost 1 million Kiwis,” Chris Hipkins said. “This is […]readmore

APEC trade ministers’ unite on COVID-19 vaccine steps and rejuvenating

APEC trade ministers today committed to speeding up the cross-border flow of vaccines and related goods to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.This followed the completion of the APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting chaired by Minister for Trade and Export Growth Damien O’Connor early this morning.“As we face the biggest health and economic crisis of our lifetimes, I […]readmore

COVID-19 milestone: 5000th vaccinator completes specialised training

A significant COVID-19 workforce milestone has been reached, with the 5000th vaccinator completing specialised training to administer the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says. “A huge amount of work has been going on behind the scenes to boost numbers of trained vaccinators and this is a milestone worth celebrating,” Chris Hipkins said. “This specialised […]readmore