Below is a summary of what this means for people residing in or visiting the region.
At Alert Level 1, everyone can return without restriction to work, school, sports and domestic travel, and you can get together with as many people as you want, but:
- stay at home if you’re sick and get a test if you have symptoms.
- maintain good hygiene - wash your hands, sneeze and cough into your elbow.
Also, it is recommended:
- keep a track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen.
- use face coverings when you cannot maintain physical distance.
- keep a safe distance from people you don’t know while out.
For full up-to-date information please visit www.covid19.govt.nz
You do not have to wear face coverings at Alert Level 1. However, you legally must wear a face covering if you are travelling into, out of or through an Alert Level 2 region on public transport or aircraft. For the most-up-to-date information about Level 2 guidelines please visit www.covid19.govt.nz
Controls at the borders remain for those entering New Zealand, including health screening and testing for all arrivals, and mandatory test for COVID-19 and 14-day managed quarantine or isolation.
Information for the Tourism Industry
These are unprecedented times for our visitor sector. Our region has been significantly impacted across all areas – international visitor arrivals, corporate business events and travel, major events and all businesses who serve the visitor economy (hospitality, accommodation, retail, transport, venues and tourism operators).
Learn the steps you can take to unite for recovery. Find out what help is available and get the latest updates by visiting https://www.uniteforrecovery.govt.nz/business-work-and-money/business/