Protect yourself, your whānau, and your community from COVID-19 

COVID-19 is in our community and Aotearoa New Zealand. Take steps to protect yourself and your whānau from COVID-19 by:

 

COVID-19 vaccination – our best defence

COVID-19 vaccination is our best protection against COVID-19 and is free for everyone in Aotearoa New Zealand. Anyone aged 5 years and over can get the vaccine – it doesn’t matter what your visa or citizenship status is.

Ages 16+ are eligible for boosters. If you've had COVID-19 it's recommended you wait 3 months after testing positive before getting any COVID-19 vaccination.

You can book in for your vaccine here: Book My Vaccine 

Further information on the vaccine and vaccination programme can be found at the following places:

 

Total number of COVID-19 reported cases for the week ending Wednesday 30 November 2022 

The following case numbers are updated weekly on Fridays. Daily case numbers by districts are available on the Ministry of Health website here.

 

Bay of Plenty district

Lakes district

Total for Toi Te Ora – Public Health area

 

Western Bay of Plenty

Tauranga

Kawerau

Whakatāne

Ōpōtiki

 

Rotorua

Taupō

Total number of reported cases

254

746

36

118

32

 

371

164

1721

Reported cases for the two weeks ending Wednesday 30 November 2022

 

Bay of Plenty district

Lakes district

Count of cases

Percentage of total

Count of cases

Percentage of total

Māori

352

17%

257

27%

Pacific Peoples

34

2%

20

2%

Asian

112

5%

70

7%

European or other

1551

76%

596

63%

Unknown/ undefined

3

0%

7

1%

Total

2052

100% 

950

100% 

Note: Data supplied by the Ministry of Health. These numbers will be updated every Friday. 

 

Other useful links and resources

 More information on COVID-19 can be found at the following websites:

 
You can also head directly here for latest updates:

 

For Health Professionals

Public health advice and information for health professionals in the Bay of Plenty and Lakes districts can be found here.

 

For businesses

 

For schools

 

For specific audiences

 

Exercising after COVID