All of New Zealand is at Alert Level 1. Find out more on the Unite Against COVID-19 website.

Whether you are a health professional, midwife or a whānau member with a baby there will be information that may assist you. We will keep this page current and relevant as we receive content from the Ministry of Health and the Maternal Health sector in the regions. This page attempts to support and coordinate service advice and provision for Māori, iwi, health and community providers in the maternal and child health sector.

Where to get a test for COVID-19 in Auckland

If you develop symptoms consistent with COVID-19, have a test.

You can get a test:

  • at most GPs – call ahead to find out if you need a test and follow their advice
  • at a Community Testing Centre – this list will continue to be updated.

People in other regions can check their local district health board website to find out about testing in their area.
For COVID-19 health advice and information, contact the Healthline team (for free) on 0800 358 5453 or +64 9 358 5453 for international SIMS.

Find out more on the Unite Against COVID-19 website

For whānau (families), māmā hapū (pregnant women) if requiring support or advice please contact your midwife or health provider in the first instance.

For health providers working with whānau and māmā hapu please find below information specific advice for the Auckland Region.

Downloadable Resources

Bilingual posters:


Advice in te reo Māori, covering a wide range of information:

COVID-19 Maternal and Child

Auckland Region Safe Sleep Coordinators

Contact Person DHB Region Contact Email Wānanga Wahakura Wahakura Pēpi-Pod®
Estelle Mulligan Counties Manukau ON-HOLD Yes Yes
Denise West Auckland ON-HOLD Yes Yes
Porewa Nathan Auckland ON-HOLD Yes No
Rosie Houghton Waitematā ON-HOLD Under Development Yes
Rebecca Eade Waitematā ON-HOLD Under Development Yes

COVID-19 and pregnancy

Message for pregnant women and their whānau during the COVID-19 pandemic

New Zealand women who are pregnant and their whānau need reassurance and information. Dr Michelle Wise shares advice on safe birth planning.

KidsHealth FAQ - COVID-19 and pregnancy

Click here for more information

Please find information for the ADHB, CMDHB and WDHB visitor policy:

Auckland DHB: Visiting hours & accommodation

Auckland DHB: Maternity Care

Counties Manukau DHB: Visitors and Family/whaanau

Waitematā DHB: COVID-19 Visitor policy – Alert Level 3