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.
- 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 legally must wear a face covering when you’re travelling on a domestic flight anywhere in New Zealand. This does not include private flights.
Controls at the borders remain for those entering New Zealand, including health screening and testing for all arrivals, and mandatory tests for COVID-19 and 14-day managed isolation or quarantine.
Face coverings in Auckland
Face coverings legally must be worn:
- on all public transport to, from and through Auckland — including on long-distance bus and train journeys, as well as Auckland ferries
- on domestic flights throughout New Zealand
- by Auckland taxi and ride-share drivers — while it’s not compulsory for passengers to wear them, we strongly encourage you to.
There are exemptions for some people.
For the most-up-to-date information about Levels 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 www.uniteforrecovery.govt.nz/business-work-and-money/business/