Reliable Information Sources

Be Informed. Be prepared.

Below are links to credible sources providing reliable information about COVID-19.

[Updated 19/03/2020 11:00am]

Key government sources of information

Unite against COVID-19: the official Government website

This is now the main New Zealand Government portal for all COVID-19 information and advice:

NZ Ministry of Health COVID-19 webpage (updated daily)

This is the key NZ Ministry of Health information page.  It includes situation reports, and a useful Resources section with links to posters, guidance on government support that is available, and other information

World Health Organisation Situation Report (updated daily)

The WHO’s daily situation report includes a section headed “preparedness and response” which includes links to a large number of factsheets.  This is a valuable source of impartial information. COVID-19 portal

The Government has set up a COVID-19 portal for businesses.  It includes links to materials from government agencies on a wide range of topics including Health, Travel, Worksafe, Employment, IRD, etc.

NZTE: Information for Exporters

This site is a resource for New Zealand exporters to help them mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This site is updated regularly:

Key Tourism Sources of Information

Tourism New Zealand

Information for the tourism industry on COVID-19:

Regional Tourism Organisations

A link to the contact details for your local Regional Tourism Organisation can be found here:

Daily Updates

15 March 2020

14 March 2020

11 March 2020

5 March 2020

Ministry of Health - Third case of COVID-19 confirmed in New Zealand

1 March 2020

29 February 2020

NZ response to first COVID-19 case: Radio NZ (audio 15’ 22”)

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield interviewed by Kim Hill to discuss the significance of the first confirmed COVID-19 case in New Zealand and how the Ministry of Health is responding.

Q&A on COVID-19: Radio NZ (audio 36’ 43”)

Dr Chris Smith, consultant virologist at Cambridge University and one of BBC Radio 5 Live's Naked Scientists, joined Kim Hill to answer listener questions about COVID-19.

ASAP Science: What actually happens if you get coronavirus? (8’38”)

An animated presentation on what the COVID-19 coronavirus is and its mechanism within the body.

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