COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

On this page we will share relevant updates regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) for our Thames-Coromandel District.

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Council Facilities and Services under Alert Level 1

It’s largely business-as-usual for our community facilities and services under Alert Level 1.

Customer service desks - Thames, Coromandel Town, Whitianga and Whangamata: These are all open, with no change in operating hours. Visitors are being asked to use the contract-tracing app.

Kerbside rubbish & recycling collections: Continuing as usual.

Refuse Transfer Stations: Open as normal. Use the government contract tracing app. Keep a distance from other users.

Boat ramps & wharves: Open.

Car parks: Open for normal use.

Thames Centennial Pool: Open. Changes to operations outlined here:

District Libraries: Open. More information or call Thames Library 07 868 6616. Tairua Library 07 864 7960. Mercury Bay Library 07 866 4776.

Halls: Open.

Jack McLean Community Recreation Centre, Thames: open, but operating with social distancing and contact-tracing register. See

Playgrounds: Open

Public toilets: Open.

Drinking fountains & showers: Working as usual

BBQs: On

Thames Connector public bus service: Operating as usual. Check this web page for the schedule 

Information on COVID-19 testing in the Thames-Coromandel District.

Check the Waikato District Health Board website for information on COVID-19 testing in this district, or call your GP or Healthline on 0800 611 116.

Support Local


Our ‘support local’ campaign is all about helping keep Coromandel businesses going as our economy feels the weight of the COVID-19 virus. Click here for more information.

We've held well-attended online forums on the hospitality and building sectors and we’re looking at another forum in late May for the retail sector. See for more information.