Northland will move to Alert Level 2 at 11:59pm on Tuesday 19 October

Auckland and parts of Waikato remain at Alert Level 3.

More information
More information can be found below at the Ministry of Health COVID-19 response page

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The latest information about the COVID-19 coronavirus disease (formerly known as 2019-nCoV). Includes public health advice, signs and symptoms, current cases, advice for travellers and advice for health professionals.

To find more COVID-19 updates and information click here

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

Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) Prevention Alert Level 2 Guidance

Most of Aotearoa New Zealand is now in COVID-19 Alert Level 2. SUDI prevention and the distribution of infant safe sleep beds remain priorities.

This guidance aims to:

  • provide advice for SUDI prevention and safe sleep bed provision in Alert Level 2
  • protect whānau by minimising the possibility of COVID-19 community spread
  • help maintain safety of the clinical workforce.


KidsHealth FAQ - COVID-19 and pregnancy

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DHB Visitor Policies and Updates:


Power to Protect all information are at

Safe Sleep Coordinators

Lunchtime Learning - Resources to support positive parenting during Covid (

Northland/Auckland Region

Auckland DHB: Visiting hours & accommodation

Auckland DHB: Maternity Care

Counties Manukau DHB: Visitors and Family/whaanau

Waitematā DHB: COVID-19 Visitor policy

NDHB Vistor information

Tai Tokerau Directory of Wellbeing Services and Resources

Midlands Region

Te Tohu o Te Ora o Ngāti Awa breastfeeding support through the Whakamanahia Te Waiū team via facebook or messenger.

However, our 0800 number will remain available for our clients that require support, 0800 525 009.

Whakamanahia te Waiū / Breastfeeding Support

Whakamanahia te Waiū - Breastfeeding Support

Taranaki DHB advice as per the website

Central Region

Preparing for birth during COVID-19 Palmerston North Hospital & Te Papaioea Birthing Centre

Please welcome the Whāngai Pēpē Facebook Page.  This will give whānau greater access to support and also highlight all the wonderful work Milly Carter and the rest of the Runanga are doing to support breastfeeding. Thanks to Hira Potiki-Williams for all the hard work putting this together and maintaining it.  Scroll down to the beautiful pictures taken during World Breastfeeding Week when we had some gorgeous Māma and Pēpē come and join us for morning tea.

  • Please support this mahi by “liking” the page, specific posts and sharing with your other networks.
  • Breastfeeding Q & A Facebook sessions with Milly coming soon too 😊
  • Milly is available for phone and video appointments during lockdown.

MDHB: Free Community Lactation Services


Contracts (WCTO & Iwi)

Contracts (HWCY other)

Tungia Te Ururua:

Referral Integration Single Point of Entry project:

CAG: Megan Doran

South Island Region

CDHB Maternity Visitor Policy

Te Puawaitanga Ki Otautahi Trust

West Coast DHB can be found here (This covers mama & pepi as well)