Check below the various ways of ordering free face masks and rapid antigen tests (RATs).
Order free RAT kits directly from the Ministry of Health's Request a RAT site.
You can get free medical face masks when you pick up rapid antigen tests (RATs) from a testing centre. You do not need to be unwell or have COVID-19 symptoms, but you still need to order through the Request a RAT website above. Find a testing site that offers free face masks.
As part of the government’s response to protecting Pacific communities from the impacts of COVID-19, the Pacific Aotearoa Community Outreach program has implemented an online order form to provide Pacific communities, and those working with our Pacific peoples, a way of bulk ordering medical grade face masks and rapid antigen tests (RATs) directly from our website:
Important: New cap on order amounts
All orders for masks and RATs will now be capped at the amounts below to ensure equal and fair distribution of resources amongst our Pacific groups:
Masks: 200 boxes (4 x cartons) = 10,000 masks
RATs: 140 boxes (4 x cartons) = 700 RATs
Please expect your orders to arrive in:
North Island = 1 to 3 business days
South Island = 5 to 10 business days
Any questions about this initiative can be directed to [email protected].
Below are details of the face masks and RATs available via the online order process.
|Face Mask details||RAT kit details|
Bactive brand disposable medical masks. Type IIR, multi layer 3 ply.
50 masks per box, 50 boxes per carton.
CareStart brand COVID-19 rapid antigen home kits.
5 RATs per pack, 35 boxes per carton.