Risk matrix

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

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Red/green streams

Maintaining green and red streams regardless of Traffic Light Level.

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Patient management

Patient management under the traffic light system.


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Latest expert opinions


Variation in COVID-19 strain transmissibility and New Zealand’s response

20 Jan 2021

How should we interpret the reported increased transmissibility of variants of the virus that causes COVID-19?

Jan 2021 update on potential SARS-CoV-2 vaccines

19 Jan 2021

Dr Mark Thomas has created a video showing how SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, enters human respiratory cells.

An update on potential SARS-CoV-2 vaccines

17 Sep 2020

A safe, effective vaccine is essential for New Zealand’s long-term response to the COVID-19 epidemic. In the absence of prolonged, widespread, community spread almost everyone is susceptible to infection

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