Coronavirus hotline in New Zealand
Worried about the coronavirus? Here’s the hotline you can call to get advice.
The World Health Organisation recently declared the spread of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, a pandemic, meaning the disease has spread rapidly around the globe.
The New Zealand Ministry of Health has set up a special Healthline call service offering coronavirus-related advice. If you’re concerned you have been exposed to the virus and may be experiencing flu-like symptoms such as fever or a cough, call the following number:
- Call 0800 358 5453 if you suspect you may have contracted COVID-19.
- For further information, check the Ministry of Health’s dedicated coronavirus webpage.
If you require non-coronavirus-related health advice, please call the regular Healthline number on 0800 611 116.
If you are experiencing a medical emergency, contact 111 to get immediate help.
The World Health Organisation has reliable global information about the spread of COVID-19. You can check its
There are plenty of news sources providing live updates on the situation. It is recommended to check official communication channels as well to ensure you have the best and most current information.