Published Friday 15 Jul 2022

Yesterday changes were announced when it comes to who is eligible for free RATs, as well as plans to distribute free face masks with RAT kits.

A summary of these changes and how they are being implemented in the Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley district is below. You can also find the full announcement here.

  • You no longer need to have COVID-19 symptoms or be a household contact to collect free RATs.
  • Make sure you order online first, only order what you need, and remember that our larger community collection sites have the most stock on site.
  • Not all our sites are distributing free medical masks with RATs. Check individual site Healthpoint listings first if you wish to receive free medical masks. Please bear with us as we work to increase the supplies of masks at participating collection sites.
  • At this stage free N95 and P2 masks are not available at our collection sites. We are working to get stock to collection sites that offer masks, however, this may take a few days.

For more information about COVID-19 in the greater Wellington region head to our website.