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Most COVID-19 rules have now ended

New Zealand’s COVID-19 Protection Framework (traffic lights) ended at 11.59pm on Monday 12 September.

With case numbers falling, a highly vaccinated population, and increased access to antiviral medicines to treat COVID-19, public health experts say it is safe to remove most COVID-19 rules and end border restrictions.

Please note that the following still applies:

  • You must still isolate for 7 days if you have COVID-19.
  • You must wear a face mask in healthcare facilities, such as hospitals.

Find out more about the changes to our COVID-19 response:

Unite against COVID-19 – covid.govt.nz (external link)