Following the announcement by the Prime Minister today, Auckland will remain at Alert Level 3 and the rest of New Zealand will stay at Alert Level 2 for 12 more days until 26 August.
UPDATE 24 August:
Following the Prime Minister's announcement, Auckland will move to Alert Level 2 on Monday 31 August. The rest of the country will stay at Level 2 until 6 September.
The government will review the alert levels before 6 September.
Masks will be mandatory under Alert Level 2 on all public transport, taxis, Ubers and flights from Monday 31 August.
What you need to know:
At Alert Level 2 you can still go to work and school, but you should keep your distance from other people in public.
- Practice good hygiene – wash your hands, and sneeze and cough into your elbow
- Wear a mask if you cannot safely distance in public, such as in shops. Masks or face coverings will be mandatory on public transport from 31 August
- If you are sick, stay home. If you have cold or flu symptoms, call your doctor or Healthline and get tested
- If you have been told to self-isolate, you must do so immediately
- Keep track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen – download the COVID Tracer App(external link).
For more information visit the COVID-19 website(external link).