Use the Ministry of Health’s app, Āwhina, to stay up-to-date on the latest information and advice about COVID-19. Āwhina contains advice from the New Zealand Government and other trusted sources.

Āwhina is for all health workers in New Zealand. It gives a health worker quick access to the latest and most relevant information whether you work in clinical medicine as a nurse, doctor or a specialist like a radiologist, or whether you're working in community care - for instance in aged care services.

You can filter information so to see what is most relevant to you. Āwhina sends you notifications, if you choose, when new information relevant to you is available, or existing content is updated. Information that is essential for workers, such as the COVID-19 case definition, will be easy to find at the top of your post feed as a featured post. You can also choose to bookmark favourite articles to read later, giving you quick access to the information you need at the touch of a button, even when you are offline.

The app includes a case tracker with the latest New Zealand COVID-19 case data. To ensure you have access to the latest pandemic reports and news updates from New Zealand and internationally, there are direct links to:
• the NZ government COVID-19 website (
• the Ministry of Health website
• the World Health Organisation's (WHO) daily situation reports
• media updates from the Ministry of Health
• Health Pathways, a clinical tool for registered health practitioners

You can change your preferences at any time and no registration is required to use this app. All information is publicly available.

Information available in Āwhina includes:
• COVID-19 case definitions
• Daily case numbers
• Infection prevention and control, including the use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
• Guidance for specific healthcare providers.
• Patient care information

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What’s New

Version 1.0.7

Updated terms & conditions, menu update & bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Brett2001667 ,

Clean and simple

Information is easy to find. Great quick reference guide. Hopefully MOH use this beyond Covid.
Would be good if search function worked across all content rather than just the title. Video content would be useful too.

Developer Response ,

Kia ora. Thanks for your feedback! This is the first release and we are currently working on enhancements. We plan to add more features in future releases.

Frank Nz ,

5 stars

Great and easy to use

Developer Response ,

Kia ora. Thanks for the positive feedback!


Ministry Of Health (NZ)
85.6 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Frequent/Intense Medical/Treatment Information


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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