Alert Level Update – Sunday 14 February 202114 February 2021
Guidelines and Golden Rules for businesses and schools at Alert Level 2 – NZ excluding Auckland (see Auckland rules)14 February 2021
Announcement (February 14, 2021) Alert Level 3 for the Auckland region
- Stay home to protect your household bubble.
- Travel in and out of Auckland is restricted to essential travel only – otherwise you must stay in the region.
- If you are intending to travel out of the Alert Level 3 area (the Auckland region) you will need to carry evidence which shows why you are travelling and where you are travelling to. If you do not produce evidence at a checkpoint, you may be denied travel.
- If you must leave home, keep a 2-metre distance from others and wear a face covering if possible.
- If you are an Aucklander, you can travel to Auckland to return home.
- For complete guidance on travel within New Zealand at Alert Level 3 and information on business travel and personal movement exemptions, visit: https://covid19.govt.nz/travel-and-the-border/travel-within-new-zealand/regional-travel/#travel-between-regions-at-alert-level-3
- Work from home if possible – businesses that require close physical contact can’t operate.
- Children should learn at home if possible. Early learning centres and schools in Auckland are open for children whose parents have to go to work and have no caregiver arrangements.
- Restrict gatherings to no more than 10 people at wedding services, funerals, and tangihanga.
- Maintain physical distancing. No other gatherings beyond the above are allowed.
- Use the NZ COVID Tracer app to record where you go or sign in if you can’t use the app. Turn on Bluetooth tracing on the NZ COVID Tracer app.
- Wear a face covering if out and about.
- If you have symptoms. call your GP or Healthline on 0800 611 116 for advice to get tested.
- For more information on Alert Level 3 visit: https://covid19.govt.nz/alert-system/alert-level-3/
Golden rules for businesses at Alert Level 3 (the Auckland region)
- Under Alert Level 3, there are restrictions to keep workers safe, limit interaction with customers and help prevent the spread of COVID-19. We recommend staff work from home if they can.
- If your business requires close physical contact it can’t operate.
- Your staff should work from home if they can.
- Keep contact tracing records of anyone who has close interaction, e.g. staff and contractors.
- All businesses must display the government QR code poster for use with the NZ COVID Tracer App, by 19 August.
- Customers cannot come onto your premises – unless you are a supermarket, dairy, petrol station, pharmacy or permitted health service.
- Your business must be contactless. Your customers can pay online, over the phone or in a contactless way. Delivery or pick-up must also be contactless.
- Basic hygiene measures must be maintained. Physical distancing, hand washing and regularly cleaning surfaces. Workers must stay home if they are sick.
- Staff must remain a minimum of 1 metre apart at all times where practical. Other measures, such as PPE including face coverings, should be used where appropriate.
- Different advice applies to essential healthcare workers, border agencies, courts and tribunal staff, first responders and corrections staff. Visit MoH.govt.nz for more advice.
- You must meet all other health and safety obligations.
- Visit the Doing Business at Alert Level 3 page on the Unite Against COVID-19 website to learn more.