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Covid-19 Alert Level updateMajor annoucement


As of midday Wednesday August 12, the Auckland region will move to Alert Level 3 for three days until midnight on Friday 14 August. The rest of New Zealand will move to Alert Level 2.


Key messages to people outside Auckland:


  • Auckland has a new case of Covid-19 and moves to Alert Level 3
  • The rest of New Zealand moves to Alert Level 2
  • There will only be essential travel to/from Auckland
  • Please don’t panic buy, all businesses outside Auckland are open with social distancing in place
  • Keep a 2 metre physical distance and wear a mask when in public when you can’t distance
  • Stay home if you’re sick, wash your hands, cough or sneeze into your elbow, clean surfaces
  • If you are sick call your GP or Healthline to book a free Covid-19 test, and get tested if asked at the Whanganui Campus community based assessment centre or at your GP
  • Keep a record of where you have been, use NZ COVID app


Where to get information 


The latest information can be found on www.covid19.govt.nz or the Unite Against Covid social media channels and on the Ministry of Health website


Local information for people in Whanganui, Rangitikei and South Ruapehu is available on this website, the WDHB Facebook page, your local council social media pages and the Civil Defence Manawatū-Whanganui page.


More information about Alert Level 3 – Auckland Region only


This situation is fast-moving and further updates will follow. Remember to be kind, stay vigilant and look after each other.



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  • The total number of people with confirmed COVID-19 in the Whanganui Region is nine (9).
  • All confirmed have now recovered.
  • Please visit Unite Against Covid or the Ministry of Health website for national information about COVID-19.