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: https://covid19.govt.nz/

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

https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus

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.

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports/

Business.govt.nz 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.

https://www.business.govt.nz/news/coronavirus-information-for-businesses

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: https://covid19.nzte.govt.nz/

Key Tourism Sources of Information

Tourism New Zealand

Information for the tourism industry on COVID-19: https://www.tourismnewzealand.com/news/covid-19/

Regional Tourism Organisations

A link to the contact details for your local Regional Tourism Organisation can be found here: https://rtnz.org.nz/destinations#marl

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.

https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/saturday/audio/2018736334/dr-ashley-bloomfield-on-new-zealand-s-first-case-of-covid-19

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.

https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/saturday/audio/2018736344/covid-19-q-and-a-with-virologist-chris-smith

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.

https://youtu.be/OTYfke545vI

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