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COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

If you've been affected by coronavirus (COVID-19), we may be able to help.

While our website is being regularly updated, the Ministry of Health is the Government agency leading the response to COVID-19 and should be your first port of call for health and status information.


Wage subsidy, leave, and benefit changes

The Government has announced a COVID-19 recovery package to support New Zealand business, boost incomes, and support households.

Supporting providers through COVID-19

We know the COVID-19 situation is having widespread implications and we’re working together with providers so services can continue wherever possible.


What to do if you're concerned

To find out what help may be available, who to contact for help, or for more information, call the Government Helpline on 0800 779 997 (8am–1am, 7 days a week).

For health-specific questions please call Healthline directly on 0800 358 5453.

You can also download the All of Government factsheet for Welfare Support.


MSD support

Financial support

We may be able to provide financial support if you are struggling to meet your costs. We have a range of help available for individuals and employers. Every situation is different so please contact us to talk about your situation.

COVID-19 data

Latest data on hardship grants related to COVID-19.

Other agency support

Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health provides the latest updates, information and advice on COVID-19 on their website.

Business support

Business.govt.nz has advice for businesses on how COVID-19 may affect your business and how you can stay up to date as new information becomes available.

Uniting against COVID-19 website

This website has everything you need to know about COVID-19 in one place including health, travel, education, business and community issues.

Beehive press releases

The latest press releases about COVID-19 from the Beehive website.