COVID-19 general FAQs for members

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FAQs for DHB members during the COVID-19 crisis

Ministry of Health responsibilities in a pandemic situation


What is the responsibility of the Ministry of Health in a pandemic situation?


The Ministry of Health leads the Government’s response to COVID-19 and any other pandemic. It is the responsibility of other agencies to plan for and respond to COVID-19 or any other pandemic in their respective sectors and settings, based on the direction set out by the Ministry of Health, which is working with the broader sector to continue a strong response to the ‘stamp out’ phase of pandemic planning tailored to COVID-19.

The Ministry of Health website has several pages of information and advice about COVID-19 and these pages are updated regularly.