Advice for Health Professionals

Notification of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

While COVID-19 remains a notifiable disease, we are now at phase 2 of the pandemic response, and most notification will be direct from the laboratory result.

The Medical Officers of Health do not expect direct notification of COVID-19 cases from clinicians at this time.



Key websites


  • Resources and tools - Ministry of Health
  • Updates - Unite Against COVID-19
  • Bay of Plenty and Lakes Community Health and Wellbeing Needs Impact Assessment 2020 - Toi Te Ora Public Health