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

The Omicron variant of COVID-19 is in our community and Aotearoa New Zealand. We are in Omicron Phase 3 and operating under the COVID-19 Protection Framework (currently at the 'Orange' setting).

Take steps to protect yourselves 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 cases for the week ending Wednesday 29 June 2022 

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

 

Bay of Plenty DHB

Lakes DHB

Total for Toi Te Ora – Public Health area

 

Western Bay of Plenty

Tauranga

Kawerau

Whakatāne

Ōpōtiki

 

Rotorua

Taupō

Total number of cases

310

976

less than 10

188

16

 

410

194

2,102

Confirmed and probable cases for the two weeks ending Wednesday 29 June 2022

 

Bay of Plenty DHB

Lakes DHB

Count of cases

Percentage of total

Count of cases

Percentage of total

Māori

348

13%

194

18%

Pacific Peoples

16

1%

29

3%

Asian

209

8%

96

9%

European or other

2,060

78%

741

69%

Unknown/ undefined

6

0%

14

1%

Total

2,639

100% 

1,074

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