Published Sunday 23 Jan 2022

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has today announced that all of New Zealand will move into the Red light COVID-19 setting at 11.59pm tonight (Sunday 23 January 2022).

As we do not have widespread community transmission in our region, there will be no change to Hutt Valley and Capital & Coast DHBs’ services or visitor policy at this time. We continue to monitor the situation closely, and have the ability to extend testing hours or increase testing capacity in the community if required.

Information about testing locations and hours is available at and

Further information about our services and visitation is available from the Hutt Valley DHB and Capital & Coast DHB websites.