Most of New Zealand has moved to Alert Level 2
All regions in New Zealand, except for the Auckland region, moved to Alert Level 2 at 12 noon on Wednesday 12 August 2020.
What you need to know
Alert Level 2 is not life as normal. You can still go to work and school, but you must:
- keep your distance from other people in public
- wash your hands
- sneeze and cough into your elbow
- keep a track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen
- wear a face covering if you can.
Protect yourself and others from COVID-19
People at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 are encouraged to take additional precautions when leaving home.
We'll continue to:
- keep tight controls in place at our borders
- test for COVID-19
- find and self-isolate anyone who is unwell, as well as their close contacts.
Get tested for COVID-19 if you have cold or flu symptoms. Tests are free.
Businesses can open to the public if they are following public health guidance, which include physical distancing and record keeping.
No more than 100 people at gatherings, including weddings, birthdays, funerals and tangihanga.
If you're unwell
- If you’re sick, stay home. Don’t go to work or school. Don’t socialise.
- If you have symptoms of cold or flu call your doctor or Healthline and get advice about being tested.
- If you have been told to self-isolate you must do so immediately.