On Monday 12 September the New Zealand Government ended the COVID-19 Protection Framework (traffic lights). As this framework has now ended Horizons Regional Council will be removing all previous requirements of the orange traffic light setting.
The New Zealand Government still requires isolation for seven days for anyone who tests positive to COVID-19. This is to continue to manage the spread of the virus and keep case numbers low.

If you do need to get a test, visit the Healthpoint website - at - to find a site near you.

Vaccines and boosters

Being vaccinated protects you against COVID-19. While you can still become infected, you are less likely to transmit the virus and less likely to be hospitalised with serious illness.

Everybody aged 5 and over can receive their free COVID-19 vaccine now. In most places walk-ins are welcome and no appointment is required. A list of vaccination centres is available on the Ministry of Health website.

If you have been fully vaccinated for four months or more (fully vaccinated being four months since your second vaccination) then you are eligible for your booster. 

Find out more about vaccinations and boosters on the Ministry of Health website.