LIVE: Omicron response update

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield. Photo: RNZ.

The Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield will provide a live update on the current Omicron outbreak in New Zealand.

He is being joined by Deputy Director-General of Māori Health John Whaanga.

The pair are expected to be live from 1pm.

Tune into the livestream above to see what the latest news for today is.

What is probably on most people's minds is the changes to the traffic light system.

Below is what we know in a nutshell.

From 11:59pm tomorrow, there will be a few changes to the current traffic light system framework.

Along with the rest of NZ, the Bay of Plenty region will remain at the Red setting.

This will be reviewed on April 4.

Key things you should know about life at Red:

- From April 4, there will be no requirement to use My Vaccine Pass

- There will be no limits on outdoor gatherings and a 200 person limit for indoor gatherings. (Vaccine Passes are still required for both until April 4)

- Mask rules remain unchanged

- There’s no requirement to scan in or for businesses to display QR codes

For more information on the changes, head to


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