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Tauranga is at Alert Level 1, along with the rest of New Zealand. Auckland is at Alert Level 2.

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
  • 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: 18/02/2021

Contact tracing locations of interest

Please check the Ministry of Health website for locations of interest for people who may be 'Casual Plus Contacts' or 'Casual Contacts' of COVID-19 cases in the community.

While risk from these locations is most often low, contacts who attended one of the locations during the relevant timeframes are asked to follow the directions of health officials.


Keep track of where you’ve been

Fast and effective contact tracing helps prevent further spread of COVID-19. Use the NZ COVID tracer app or the NZ COVID tracer booklet

It’s important to keep track of:

  • where you went
  • when you went there
  • who you met.

All of our offices and facilities have COVID tracer app QR posters

COVID tracer app QR posters

Alert Level Boundaries

Alert level boundaries are an important way to manage the risk of the virus spreading, se we keep our loved ones and communities safe. Enter your address to view the Alert Level boundary map and your current alert level status.

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