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Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health

The COVID-19 Health and Disability System Response Plan establishes a framework to prepare for and manage the national response to the outbreak of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in New Zealand. It is aimed primarily at the health and disability sector but includes some components relevant to other agencies and sectors.

This Plan is derived from the framework provided by the New Zealand Influenza Pandemic Plan (2017) and relevant information from other sources. We are currently pursuing a version of an elimination strategy that seeks to eradicate or minimise cases of COVID-19 from New Zealand to a level that is manageable by the health system, until a vaccine becomes available to achieve population-level immunity.