COVID-19

COVID-19

Most New Zealand Needle Exchange Outlets are open under level 2 COVID-19 restrictions.

There will be precautions in place to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19, please follow any directions given by staff.   

Please see below for information on the opening hours.

Pharmacies will continue to open during this time, so equipment is available from NZNEP pharmacy outlets. To locate your nearest NZNEP pharmacy visit our website outlet directory.

If you need equipment but are sick, self-isolating or in quarantine we have an online store where you can purchase equipment and we will courier it to you. Visit our online store at https://nznep.vendecommerce.com/

Keep safe, and make sure you wash your hands often!

Personal movement

At Alert Level 2, you can leave home to do more things, but you should follow public health measures and consider others around you.

Physical distancing

Keep your distance when out and about:

  • 2 metres in public and in retail stores, like supermarkets and clothes shops.
  • 1 metre in most other environments like workplaces, cafes, restaurants, and gyms.

There will be a few times at Alert Level 2 where it won’t be possible to maintain physical distance, so there will be other measures to manage public health risks.

For more information on Alert Level 2 visit the NZ Covid-19 website at https://covid19.govt.nz/alert-system/alert-level-2/

If you are struggling with your mental health during this time you can call or text 1737 at any time to speak with a trained counsellor – it’s free and confidential.

Opening Hours

ADIO Auckland central, East St:: Normal opening hours. Vending Machine: Yes

ADIO South Auckland: Normal opening hours. Vending Machine: No

ADIO Wellsford: Normal opening hours. Vending machine: No

ADIO NINE Whangarei: Normal opening hours. Vending Machine: No

NEWS Hamilton: Normal opening hours. Vending machine: Yes

NEMMS Mt Maunganui: Normal opening hours. Vending machine: No

NETS New Plymouth: Normal opening hours. Vending machine: No

RANE Rotorua: Normal opening hours. Vending machine: Yes

DHDP Napier: Normal opening hours. Vending machine: Yes

DHDP Palmerston North: Normal opening hours. Vending machine: Yes

DHDP Wairarapa: Normal opening hours. Vending machine: Yes

DHDP Wanganui: Normal opening hours. Vending machine: Yes

DHDP Wellington: Normal opening hours. Vending machine: Yes

NICHE Nelson:  Vending machine: Yes

West Coast Mobile Outreach Service: Delivery by Courier

Rodger Wright Centre New Brighton:  Vending machine: No

Rodger Wright Centre Christchurch: Normal opening hours. Vending machine: Yes

Christchurch Community Hep C Clinic: 

DIVO Dunedin:  Vending machine: Yes

SHRP Invercargill: 9am – 7pm Monday – Friday. Vending machine: No

NEAR Ashburton: CLOSED. Vending machine: No

NEXT Timaru: Normal opening hours. Vending Machine: Yes