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What You Need To Know

Current Situation

New Zealand moved to Alert Level 2 at 11:59pm on Wednesday 13 May.  Guidance for businesses on what they need to do to operate safely once Level 2 is in place can be found here.

New Zealand Government information is available here.

For the latest health information and situation or advice updates, including number of confirmed cases, the Ministry of Health advice is here.

Christchurch City Council’s information and advice about COVID-19 is available here.

ChristchurchNZ Information for Businesses

Resources, guidelines and information about support, including the ChristchurchNZ Business Support subsidy, Regional Business Partner Network, Business Mentors and central government support, can be found here.

For more information, advice and support, you can also contact


Information for Students and Education Providers

As per Government’s guidance for Level 4 Alert, students should not attend school or university in person, and must follow public health guidelines. If unwell, ring the Healthline team (for free) on 0800 358 5453 or +64 9 358 5453 for international SIMS.

For the latest in information regarding alert levels and restrictions see

Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education and are directly advising all education providers.

We continue to work with Christchurch Educated and Education New Zealand to support international educational providers.

For more information, advice and support, contact

Information for Visitors and Travellers

Read the latest information here.

Hotel Accommodation Status

Information on other types of accommodation in Christchurch and accommodation in wider Canterbury is available on request.

Please contact our i-SITE team for any booking related enquiries on 0800 423 783 (+64 3 379 9629) or via email at

COVID-19 Articles

For COVID-19 related enquiries

ChristchurchNZ Contacts

Media enquiries regarding COVID-19
Keith Lynch - Media Enquiries
Business enquiries regarding COVID-19
ChristchurchNZ Business Team
Tourism Business enquiries regarding COVID-19
Julia Hunt - ChristchurchNZ Trade Partnerships Manager
International Education enquiries regarding COVID-19
Stefi Porter - ChristchurchNZ International Education Partnerships Coordinator
Screen enquiries regarding COVID-19
Bree Loverich - Screen CanterburyNZ Manager