Information for the sport, recreation and play sector

Resources where you can find informed, timely information.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has now classified COVID-19 as a pandemic.

Sport NZ is continuing to follow the advice of the lead Government agencies who are issuing the most up to date information on matters such as health, travel, employment and events management.

Whether you are a national, regional or local organisation, we encourage you to connect regularly with these sources to understand how the pandemic affects your situation, context and interactions with the public. 

The situation is changing rapidly and your organisation is best placed to understand the unique impact on your employees, members and community.

To assist with this, below is a list of those organisations who can provide informed, timely information:

There is a dedicated Healthline COVID-19 number for those needing further advice and information - 0800 358 5453.

High Performance Sport NZ is also providing information specifically in regards to athletes or related staff travelling overseas to events on its web site.

Partner related questions can be emailed to

View March 4th Novel Coronavirus / COVID-19 media release here