Golden rules for business at Alert Level 2
Do everything you can to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission at work — we all have a part to play in keeping each other safe.
- COVID-19 is still out there. Play it safe.
- All businesses can operate if they can do so safely. Alternative ways of working are still encouraged where possible.
- Talk with your workers to identify risks and ways to manage them.
- Ask everyone, workers, contractors and customers, with cold or flu-like symptoms to stay away from your premises.
- Keep groups of customers at least 1 metre apart, or 2 metres for retail businesses.
- Keep contact tracing records of anyone who will have close interaction (workers, contractors or customers). Retail businesses are not required to keep contact tracing records.
- Reduce the number of shared surfaces, and regularly disinfect them.
- Wash your hands. Wash your hands. Wash your hands.
Doing Business Safely
At Alert Level 2 businesses can have customers on their premises.
- need to keep customers 2 metres apart
- do not need to keep records of customers to enable contact tracing.
There is no maximum number of customers allowed in a store, as long as they can keep 2 metres apart.
Services can also be provided on customers’ premises, for example, cleaning and home help.
Hospitality - Restaurants, cafes and bars must:
- keep customers seated
- keep groups separated by at least 1 metre
- have a single server per group — this means each group has one server, though servers can each serve more than one table
- keep records of all customers and workers to allow contact tracing
- keep sittings to 2 hours where possible
- not have more than 100 people in total — this excludes staff.
Alcohol can only be served to people eating a meal. This is a temporary restriction until 21 May 2020.
More information on operating a business at Alert Level 2 can be found here
This page was last updated on 14 May at 5.30pm