About this item

Issue date:
13 December 2022
Status:
Current
Corporate Author:
Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand
Type:
Guidance
Topic:
COVID-19

The COVID-19 Testing Plan is informed by COVID-19 Modelling Aotearoa, and what has happened overseas. It provides the framework to support decisions about when and who to test for COVID-19 in Aotearoa New Zealand. 

The COVID-19 Testing Plan is structured in three sections:

  • The Purpose of Testing (diagnostic, surveillance and asymptomatic screening)
  • A Testing Response Framework (including testing advice under low, medium and high transmission)
  • Settings Based Advice

The Testing Plan also includes seven appendices; each one is a guidance document focused on a particular health care setting.