COVID-19

Find out about what to do during the Covid-19 pandemic and what services are available to you.


Traffic light settings are now in place for all of Aotearoa

Hutt City is currently at Red.

At Red, there will be community transmission of COVID-19, with increasing risks to vulnerable communities, and pressure on the health system.

See the official COVID-19 website for more information on Life at Red

To keep a record of your activity please Download the COVID tracer app

Visiting Council sites

From 3 December Hutt City Council public facilities (libraries, pools, gyms, community hubs, museums, theatres, and cafes) will operate under the traffic light system.

Our priority is to keep our staff and communities safe. This means if you want to visit one of the facilities listed above, you will need to produce your My Vaccine Pass to gain entry.

View a copy of our risk assessment that informed this decision.

For more information on how Council facilities will operate under the COVID-19 Protection Framework (traffic light system), please take a look at our overview of facilities.

For information on your My Vaccine Pass please see the COVID-19 website. If you need support accessing or downloading your My Vaccine Pass, staff at our facilities are happy to assist you.

We appreciate your cooperation and commitment to keeping our facilities open.

  • Schools can open with health measures in place
  • Take your face covering wherever you go – These are mandatory in most public spaces and encouraged everywhere else
  • Keep scanning QR codes and record keeping everywhere you go
  • Make sure you have your My Vaccine Pass ready to be checked - most places will have restrictions in place
  • Keep physically distanced where possible
  • If you have cold or flu symptoms isolate immediately and call Healthline for advice about a test
  • Get vaccinated if you aren’t already. Being fully vaccinated opens up new freedoms under the new framework

Speaking at Council meetings

Please scan in with the QR code or sign in if you are coming to a Council or committee or subcommittee meeting, and wear a mask.

You will need to show your COVID Vaccine Pass to enter the Council Chambers at 30 Laings Road.

If you do not have a COVID Vaccine Pass, you can speak at a meeting via Zoom. For more information contact DemocraticServicesTeam@huttcity.govt.nz.

Getting Vaccinated

Vaccination is another way to protect yourself from severe illness of COVID.

For details on local vaccination centres and hours view the COVID-19 Vaccination in the Hutt and book a vaccine

The latest information can be found on the Unite Against COVID-19 website or the Unite Against COVID social media channels.

You will be legally required to provide your My Vaccine Pass to enter places that have vaccination requirements in place under the traffic light system. This may include hospitality venues, events, gatherings, gyms, and Hutt City Council venues.

You cannot be asked to provide your My Vaccine Pass to access basic needs services, such as supermarkets, public transport, and essential health care.

How to  get My Vaccine Pass

If you are unwell

If you are unwell or are a contact of a COVID case then:

  • stay home
  • if required self-isolate for the recommended period.
  • do not immediately attend a vaccination centre.
  • contact Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

In the Hutt Valley, call (04) 576 8619 between 9am and 4pm on weekdays to book your test.

Please visit the Hutt Valley DHB website for a full list of testing locations and hours.

If you're not sure if you need a test or want further advice call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

Getting Help

If you need food, there's a Hutt Valley Emergency Kai Collective place near you that can help. View the foodbank support page for more details.

You can also get financial assistance for food, accommodation, power through Work and Income by calling 0800 559 009 or online at MyMSD

If you're struggling to pay your rates:

Help for low-income households 

Work and Income

It’s OK to ask for help. As we work through this together, there are people and agencies able to support you. There’s a range of advice, help, or support if you need it like the ones below.

Youthline provides support for young people - Call 0800 376 633, free text 234 or email talk@youthline.co.nz

If you are elderly, then call Age Concern on 0800 65 2105 to get advice.

Whānau Ora helps whānau access health and welfare services, call them on 0800 929 282.

If you're feeling down, anxious, a bit overwhelmed or just need to chat to someone call 1737.

Frequently Asked Questions

For more information please see our COVID FAQ's

For more information

See the official Unite Against Covid 19 website


Contact details

  • Telephone: 04 570 6666