Since the 12th of November COVID-19 cases have been identified from throughout the Bay of Plenty and the Lakes districts. 

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, get tested. Testing centres in the Lakes district can be found here and for the Bay of Plenty here.

Details on Locations of Interest can be found here (type the town name into the 'search locations' box).

For the number of cases in the Bay of Plenty and Lakes district see here.

Read the latest updates from Toi Te Ora Public Health here.


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

Aotearoa New Zealand has now moved to the COVID-19 Protection Framework.

All areas within the Bay of Plenty and Lakes DHB regions are currently in ORANGE. Find out more about what this means here – ‘Life at Orange

Continue to monitor for locations of interest in your region and follow public health advice provided.

Current locations can be found here. You can type your city into the ‘search locations’ box to find these more easily.


Key websites

 You can head here directly for latest updates from:


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.

If you're already fully vaccinated and are aged 18 years and over, you can book your free booster dose now.

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:


If you need to get a test

For information and guidance on the COVID-19 test, where to get tested and what happens if you test positive, visit Unite against COVID.

Information on local testing centres can be found here:



Caring for COVID-19 positive people in the community 

Learn more here about isolating at home and care in the community here.

Health Navigator NZ and partners have developed a range of COVID-19 topics to support COVID-19 positive people who are self-isolating/quarantining at home. You can access some of this information and other important COVID-19 topics here.

For Health Professionals

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