Risk matrix

Risk matrix for the red and orange light of the COVID-19 Protection Framework.

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Rapid antigen test

Guidance on rapid antigen testing.


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Patient management

Patient management under the traffic light system.


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Latest expert opinions


Immunisation against COVID-19 will soon be compulsory

5 Nov 2021

Now that New Zealand has all but abandoned the elimination strategy for COVID-19, kiwis can either choose to be voluntarily immunised by the Pfizer vaccine or compulsorily immunised by delta.

The Delta variant explained

29 Oct 2021

Dr Mark Thomas discusses the SARS-CoV-2 variants and what makes the DELTA variant so much more infectious.

A much more optimistic position on COVID-19

13 Sep 2021

In March 2020, New Zealanders experienced one of our most dramatic peacetime events in the face of a perceived deadly pandemic

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