Funded saliva testing for permitted workers ends 28 January 2022

This information is relevant to those who met the criteria of a permitted worker who required surveillance testing to cross the Auckland alert level boundary, or educators who required surveillance testing to return to work.

Funded saliva testing for workers ends 28 January 2022

This service ends for all active users by 28 January. Registrations for new users are closed.

Following the removal of the Auckland regional boundary on 16 January, the Ministry of Health advises there is no longer a requirement for workers to submit a saliva sample for testing, and as of 28 January 2022 saliva testing for workers (excluding border workers) will no longer be publicly funded.

If you met the criteria for funded saliva testing and are not a border or MIQ worker, it means our service to you will be phased out and the last day to submit a saliva sample will be 28 January 2022. Going forward the app will no longer allow you to submit a sample.

To continue using saliva testing

Border workers
If you are a border worker, you need to update your registration before 28 January to ensure you can continue using this service under the Border Worker Testing Register (BWTR). You need to inform your employer to opt you in. More information can be found here >>

Privately funded saliva testing
APHG has offered privately funded saliva testing for businesses who don’t meet the Government’s publicly funded criteria. If your business would like to continue using the service in the same way you do now, you can send an enquiry here. Do this as soon as possible and before 28 January to prevent service disruption. 

Do you have unused test kits? 

If you have unused sample collection tubes and bags, these can be returned by either contacting us at or returning to one of our testing labs located throughout the country. Please DO NOT drop them into a drop-box.