COVID-19 can be a worrying time. With a lot of information available, it is often difficult to know what to believe and who to trust. This page contains resources that we think will be useful to help you understand COVID-19 better, make informed decisions about how to keep yourself and our community safe, and how to handle the stress that many people are feeling in these uncertain times.
In early 2020, a new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) spread quickly around the world. It caused a serious disease called COVID-19, which has since killed over 4 million people.
To protect those we love, Aotearoa New Zealand went into lockdown. We also introduced Alert Levels, managed borders, contact tracing and started sanitising our hands and wearing face coverings to stay safe.
Getting vaccinated is the next step to gain more protection against the virus, which will lead to more certainty for the future. Find out more with NZ Vaccine Facts.
An open letter from the doctors of Aotearoa New Zealand to the people of Aotearoa New Zealand. As of 20 October 2021, this letter has been signed by over 6,500 New Zealand doctors who all overwhelmingly support vaccination against COVID-19 and other public health measures such as mask use in public areas, physical distancing and hand hygiene.
This short information video answers some key questions about the COVID-19 vaccine in pregnancy in New Zealand. The doctors in this video were all part of the Aotearoa New Zealand COVID-19 Obstetrics and Gynaecology Network, and are all Fellows of RANZCOG (Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists). The video supports current Ministry of Health and RANZCOG guidelines.
Hear from New Zealand Māori obstetricians and midwives about the safety and effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccination for pregnant woman to protect themselves and their pepi.