Covid-19 (novel coronavirus)

Auckland region will move to Alert Level 3 at 12 noon on Wednesday 12 August 2020
It will remain at Alert Level 3 for at least 3 days. 

  • What you should do
    If you are in Auckland, this is what you should do while we minimise the risk of transmission.
  • Work
    Under Alert Level 3, you are encouraged work from home if you can.
  • Travel and self-isolation
    If you are currently in Auckland and do not live in Auckland, we suggest that you go home. Practise good hygiene and be conscious of your health. If you have symptoms, get a test. We recommend that you keep your bubble small.
  • Businesses
    Businesses are able to open, but should not physically interact with customers.
    Essential services including healthcare, justice services and businesses providing necessities are able to open.
    Bars and restaurants should close, but takeaways are allowed.
  • Education
    Schools in Auckland can safely open but will have limited capacity. Where possible we encourage students to learn from home.
  • When you're out and about
    Maintain physical distancing of 2 metres outside your home, including on public transport.
    It is highly recommended that you wear a mask if you are out and about.
    Public transport can continue to operate with strict health and safety requirements. You should maintain physical distancing and wearing a mask.
    Public venues should close. This includes libraries, museums, cinemas, food courts, gyms, pools, playgrounds and markets.
  • Gatherings
    Gatherings of up to 10 people can continue, but only for wedding services, funerals and tangihanga. Physical distancing and public health measures should be maintained.
  • At-risk people
    People at high risk of severe illness such as older people and those with existing medical conditions are encouraged to stay at home where possible, and take additional precautions when leaving home.