COVID-19

Important numbers

Emergencies 111
Healthline 0800 358 5453
Business advice 0800 500 362
Counselling support 1737 (call or text)

Taranaki at Alert Level 1 

Taranaki moved to Alert Level 1 at 11:59pm 21 September. 

At Alert Level 1 we all need to be ready in case COVID-19 reappears in our community. 

All the latest and official information can be found at www.covid19.govt.nz(external link)

What you need to know

Keep tracking your movements

At Alert Level 1, there is still a risk of COVID-19 returning to the community. We encourage you to continue tracking where you’ve been and who you’ve seen to help with contact tracing, if required.

You can use the NZ COVID Tracer app on public transport, in workplaces and when visiting businesses and shops. You can also add manual entries for places you've been that do not have a QR code poster.
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Alternatively, you can keep your own diary with details of places you’ve visited, at what time and who with. 

If you are sick:

Staying at home if you’re sick is especially important at Alert Level 1. The risk of COVID-19 being spread in the community is much greater when there are no restrictions on gatherings or going out. 

If you have cold or flu symptoms, stay home and call your GP or Healthline on 0800 358 5453 to see if you need a test. 

Maintain good hygiene 

Keep up good hand washing practices, using soap and water for at least 20 seconds, and drying thoroughly. Cough and sneeze into your elbow. Keep surfaces clean.

It’s still worthwhile to keep a safe distance from people you don’t know while out and about. This will help to minimise the spread of COVID-19 if community transmission returns. 

Helpful links

Check out the district council websites for more information on specific facilities around the region: 

New Plymouth - www.newplymouthnz.com(external link)

Stratford - www.stratford.govt.nz(external link) 

South Taranaki - www.southtaranaki.com (external link)

Public Transport - www.trc.govt.nz(external link)