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You can access free masks from your local pharmacy or community health care centre. Masks are now freely available and are there to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. You can also order Rapid Antigen Tests online or by calling 0800 222 478, then press 3.

Both medical masks and P2/N95 particulate respirator masks are available from the providers mentioned, with those people at higher risk of severe illness if they contract COVID-19 being prioritised for P2/N95 masks. This includes people:

  • with compromised immunity;
  • with high-risk medical conditions;
  • who are older;
  • who live in aged care facilities;
  • who are pregnant;
  • with an impairment;
  • who live with mental health conditions or addictions;
  • of Māori and Pacific ethnicity;
  • who smoke.