Below is a summary of what this means for people residing in or visiting the region. For full up-to-date information please visit www.covid19.govt.nz
At Alert Level 2, everyone can still go to work and school, but you should:
- keep your distance from other people in public
- 2 metres in public and in retail stores, like supermarkets and clothes shops.
- 1 metre in most other environments like workplaces, cafes, restaurants, and gyms
- wash your hands
- sneeze and cough into your elbow
- keep a track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen
- wear a mask if you can.
Travel within and to other Level 2 regions can occur. When travelling you must:
- keep records of what travel services you use and who you have been in contact with
- keep your distance from groups of people you don’t know
- minimise the number of places you stop on the way to your destination
Most public spaces such as museums and hospitality venues remain open at Level 2. These facilities must adhere to the guidelines set out for businesses and tourism operators at Alert Level 2.
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.
For the most-up-to-date information about Level 2 guidelines please visit www.covid19.govt.nz
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/
TIA have also developed some useful documents for tourism businesses operating at Alert Level 2