Changes to the Traffic Light System

If you live in our Te Rarawa region, have tested positive and are needing awhi (assistance) please email our Kai Manaaki Team at

Things you can do to protect yourself at all phases  

  • • Get your COVID Booster shot 
    • 5–11 year olds first vaccination 
    • Continue to Mask, Scan and Pass wherever you go 
    • Maintain good hygiene practices, physical distancing and stay home if unwell 

All of Aotearoa is at Traffic Light ORANGE:

At ORANGE, the capacity limits go, but face masks are still required in many indoor settings.

  1. At Orange, you can continue to do everyday activities, but we need to protect our vulnerable communities.
  2. You must wear a face mask in many indoor locations. You do not need to wear a face mask outdoors.
  3. You can visit cafes and bars, attend gatherings and events, and go to the hairdresser and gym. There are no capacity limits or distancing requirements at venues.
  4. Workplaces and schools can open.
  5. To protect yourself, your whānau and your community, keep up healthy habits.

At GREEN, when we get there, there are no requirements, but we want people to keep up good health habits and look after those of us that are more vulnerable to COVID-19.

At RED, people will be required to wear masks in all the indoor venues they are now, and capacity limits increase to 200. Outdoor capacity limits are removed, and face masks are no longer required at outdoor settings

At all levels, the testing and isolation requirements remain as they are now. If you have symptoms or someone in your household tests positive, isolate and get tested. The isolation period for both positive cases and household contacts will remain at 7 days and will be kept under regular review.

For more information on the Traffic Light System please go to Changes to the traffic light system | Unite against COVID-19 (

 While this is all great news for us to see, we must also be mindful that we are still supporting the Covid Care in the Community Response efforts.

We encourage you to be vigilant with the safety measures of mask wearing, hand washing and physical distancing.

For testing locations, visit

For RATs collection sites, visit

For vaccination locations, visit


Healthline - General Health advice 0800 611 116

Covid Health Advice 0800 358 5453

Covid Vaccination Advice  0800 28 29 26

Novavax Vaccine

You can now book an appointment for a Novavax vaccine. 

Appointments are available in Kaitaia, Kerikeri, Whangārei and Dargaville. Bookings are required via Book My Vaccine

If your first dose was a different vaccine you require a prescription from your GP to have Novavax as your second dose.

RAT (Rapid Antigen Test)

Rohario Te Wake shows us how easy it is to do a RAT (Rapid antigen Test) test at home


You can also download this document "How to use a Rapid Antigen Test"   

Record your RATs Test Result in My Covid Record

  • • You can use My Covid Record to report a rapid antigen test (RAT) that you have performed.  
  • • Call 0800 222 478 if you do not have your My Covid Record login yet


 We encourage you to prepare your whānau plans, practice good hygiene and stay connected with whānau and friends.

 When do I self-isolate?  

  • • If you test positive for COVID-19 or are part of a household of someone who has tested positive.  
    • Household contacts in isolation will need to test for COVID-19 on day three and day ten.  

How long do I self-isolate? 

  •  • You will need to isolate for 10 days while you recover. Start counting from day 0, which is the day your symptoms first appeared.  

What is required during self-isolation? 

Self-isolation means you will need to stay home, and wherever possible take steps to reduce the spread of COIVD-19 in your household.

Healthcare access while in isolation:  

  • • Contact your GP for support with COVID-19 related symptoms or health problems you had prior to contracting COVID-19. 

    • People in COVID isolation in Northland can see a doctor 24/7 for free at 

    1. Click “Log In” 

    2. Enter email:   Password: Covid01

Please click this link for an Isolation Plan, a handy tool to help you create a plan and prepare for the event should someone in your home test positive for COVID-19

He puna kaumātua, he puna mātauranga 

Through the wisdom of our elders, comes knowledge.

Ngā manaakitanga ki runga i a tātou katoa i tēnei wā.