Rotoroa Island and COVID-19

Please read below information on what we are doing to keep our visitors and team safe while you experience our island sanctuary.

Ministry of Health has removed all remaining mandatory COVID-19 isolation requirements, effective 15 August 2023. 

Rotoroa is an island sanctuary where visitors can connect with nature. It is also a semi remote island with no medical facilities to deal with a Covid-19 case and emergency services may take some time to respond. We want keep our visitors and team staff, so have taken a practical approach to our policy to reflect Ministry of Health guidance, which continues to be to stay home if you are feeling unwell. 

We look forward to seeing you; please help us by observing the following:

  • Adherence to the requirements of the current NZ Government Covid-19 level
  • If anyone develops COVID-19 like symptoms just before your visit or while on island – please test for COVID-19, see the common symptoms here
  • If you test positive for COVID-19 within 3 days of visiting the island, please advise our duty ranger
  • We encourage you to stay home and isolate for 5 days if you test positive for COVID-19, even if you have mild symptoms. Isolation is an important way to manage and reduce the spread of the virus.

On Rotoroa Island, we are: 

  • Providing hand sanitizer in our toilets, in addition to liquid soap. 
  • Our island based staff and regular volunteers are fully vaccinated

For free health advice, call Healthline on 0800 358 5453

For COVID-19 information, please visit NZ Government's COVID-19 response website

Updated 25 Aug 2023.