All travellers in New Zealand must self-isolate as of 11:59pm on Wednesday 25 March 2020.

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Destination Queenstown is dedicated to supporting our membership through these unprecedented and challenging times. Our immediate focus is on supporting with information and communications pertaining to COVID-19 and coordinating information on behalf of the industry.

DQ is part of the Southern Lakes Response and Recovery Group which has been formed by Southern Lakes business agencies – QLDC Economic Development, Ignite Wanaka Chamber, Queenstown Chamber of Commerce and Lake Wanaka Tourism. This group is providing a co-ordinated local response and support network for the Southern Lakes business community following the impact of COVID-19.

If you aren’t already receiving Southern Lakes Business Response Group communications, please email your interest to DQ Communications Manager Jess Harkins here. To view previous updates, please use the links below:

You can find information about the combined local response to the outbreak of COVID-19, and useful links to advice and support on the QLDC website here

Additional useful links listed below.

COVID-19 National Response

Everything you need to know about COVID-19 in one place.

https://covid19.govt.nz/

Welfare

For information on Government initiatives regarding welfare.

Click here.

Ministry of Health

The latest information and advice on COVID-19.

www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus

Southern District Health Board

Local information and advice.

www.southernhealth.nz/novel-coronavirus

Otago CDEM

Advice regarding preparing for an emergency and self-isolating.

www.qldc.govt.nz/community/emergency-management/be-prepared

Queenstown Airport

Information about local travel restrictions and what to expect at the district's airport.

https://www.queenstownairport.co.nz/corporate/covid-19

Healthline

For COVID-19 health advice and information, contact the Healthline team (for free) on 0800 358 5453 or +64 9 358 5453 for international SIM.

If you have been overseas within the last 14 days and develop a fever, cough or shortness of breath, phone Healthline’s dedicated COVID-19 number 0800 358 5453 or contact your GP, including phoning ahead of your visit.

Immigration New Zealand

Information regarding self-isolation for visitors arriving from overseas: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/media-centre/news-notifications/coronavirus-update-inz-response

COVID-19 Event Guidance

Information in-line with Government advice relating to gatherings, cancelled events and more to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

https://www.qldc.govt.nz/community/emergency-management/covid-19-event-guidance
 
We are here to help, so if you have any concerns, or are not getting the support you need, from the resources, please contact anyone below: