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Tauranga has a sprinkler and irrigation system ban in place 



Tauranga is at Alert Level 1, along with the rest of New Zealand. 

All our facilities and venues are open and services are operating under alert level 1 public health rules. Face coverings are required on all domestic flights and public transport nationwide.


View the most up to date information on the New Zealand Government’s response to COVID-19 

View the latest Ministry of Health information for the latest updates, information and advice including number of confirmed cases.

For health information relevant to Bay of Plenty or Lakes District Health Boards, visit BOP Health Covid-19 response website.

To find a COVID-19 testing location in the Bay of Plenty, visit the Healthpoint website.

Our services and facilities

See below for what's happening with council services and facilities at each alert level.

At every level, we will maintain our essential services such as drinking water, wastewater, rubbish collection, animal control and essential roading and safety repairs.

If a service or facility is not listed, this means there are no changes to its normal delivery.

We will continue to keep this up to-date as government changes around alert levels are announced.

  • Offices, facilities and venues open
  • Face coverings are required on all domestic flights and public transport nationwide. 
  • Offices, facilities and venues open
  • Some staff working remotely
  • Events managed under gathering restrictions of 100 people
  • Face covering are required on all domestic flights and on all public transport
  • Offices, facilities and venues closed
  • Most staff working remotely
  • Public open spaces may be used, but you must adhere to social distancing rules
  • Public camp sites, jetties and boat ramps closed
  • Meetings and public engagement held remotely
  • Events cancelled
  • Regulatory and licensing services conducted remotely
  • Offices facilities and venues closed
  • All staff working remotely
  • Playgrounds and exercise equipment closed
  • Public camp sites, jetties and boat ramps closed
  • Events cancelled
  • All gatherings cancelled – only family bubble can attend funerals
  • Transfer stations/ solid waste disposal facilities open to essential service waste operators only
  • Meetings and public engagement held remotely
  • Regulatory and licensing services conducted remotely

Our city's recovery

We are working to a plan to assist Tauranga through COVID-19. Our plan has three key elements: assist our communities and businesses, adapt our services, and stimulate our city's recovery. 

Find out more about our recovery plan

WBOP COVID-19 recovery fund

TECT, Acorn Foundation, BayTrust and Tauranga City Council are offering COVID-19 funding support to help western Bay of Plenty community groups survive the medium-term impacts of COVID-19. The fund is designed to aid the longer-term rebuild of the community sector. 

How to apply

Last Reviewed: 08/04/2021

What we all need to do to keep safe

Stay home if you’re sick

If you’re feeling unwell, isolate wherever you are and call Healthline about a free COVID-19 test. 

Use the NZ COVID tracer app

Scan QR codes everywhere you go, and turn on Bluetooth tracing. All of our offices and facilities have COVID tracer app QR posters.

COVID tracer app

Wear a face covering

Wear face coverings on public transport, domestic flights and when you cannot maintain physical distance in crowded places.


Contact tracing locations of interest

Please check the Ministry of Health website for locations of interest for people who may be a ‘casual’ or ‘close’ contact. Follow the clear guidance on what to so if you visited any locations of interest during the relevant times.

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