Alert Level 1

New Zealand is currently at COVID-19 Alert Level 1 and has moved from a state of national emergency to recovery.

The accommodation support that TAS provided throughout the COVID-19 Alert Levels was a temporary measure to assist people who were displaced due to COVID-19. A number of government programmes have been stood up that can help people who require ongoing support, however TAS is still available for the purpose of self-isolation if required and is supporting the Ministry of Health’s funded temporary accommodation for front-line workers scheme.


If you are required to self-isolate, but can’t do so in your own home you can register to stay in TAS accommodation for 14 days for the purpose of self-isolation, e.g. if you have a COVID-19 positive case in your household and you or your family need to self-isolate away from your home.

Information for close contacts and travellers is available on the Ministry of Health’s website 

New Zealanders affected by COVID-19

If you’re a New Zealand citizen or resident on a low income or benefit, you can contact Work and Income to see if you’re eligible for support.

Work and Income website

Foreign nationals unable to return home due to COVID-19 restrictions

If you are a visitor to New Zealand, please contact your embassy or consulate for help first.

If you are a foreign national who is unable to return to your home country due to COVID-19 restrictions and are in serious financial hardship, you may be eligible for support through the Foreign Nationals Impacted by COVID-19 Programme ‘Visitor Care Manaaki Manuhiri’, which is administered by Te Tari Taiwhenua, Department of Internal Affairs and delivered by the Red Cross. 

Visitor Care Manaaki Manuhiriu - register for support online

Health and disability workers

TAS is working with the Ministry of Health assisting DHBs to support patient facing workers find temporary accommodation. 

You can find further information about this on the Ministry of Health website.

COVID-19: Funded temporary accommodation for front-line workers

COVID-19 registrations

To register with the TAS for the purpose of self-isolation, call 0508 754 163.

Further information and support

The dedicated government COVID-19 website has everything you need to know about COVID-19. 

COVID-19 website

If you are unsure about what financial support you could access, the COVID-19 website has a useful tool to guide you.

COVID-19 website - Financial support tool

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