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The Prime Minister announced on Sunday 14 February, a change to the COVID-19 Alert Levels following three (3) new COVID-19 community transmission cases confirmed in Auckland.
With effect from 11-59pm tonight, SUNDAY, 14 FEBRUARY:
>> AUCKLAND will move FROM Alert Level 1 TO Alert Level 3
>> The rest of Aotearoa will move FROM Alert Level 1 TO Alert Level 2
These changes will be in place, at this stage, for the next three (3) days until midnight Wednesday 17 February.
In summary for AUCKLAND, as from midnight tonight, under Alert Level 3 some of the main Restrictions include:
– Form a household bubble again
– Work from home and stay home if you can
– Students asked to stay home from school
– Mass gathering limitations apply
– Entry into Auckland is now restricted / borders on main highways will be back in place. Requirements for a permit come into effect 11-59pm Monday 15 February.
Click link below for full Alert Level 3 details:
Clink link below for Alert Level 2 details for the rest of Aotearoa:
Click here for the PM’s announcement:
More about Travel Restrictions into Auckland….
In the event of a COVID-19 resurgence, a regional Alert Level boundary could be put in place to ring-fence a certain area where there is a higher risk of transmission — for example to separate an area at Alert Level 3 from other areas at Alert Level 2, as in Auckland in August 2020.
Movement across any Alert Level 3 boundary would be strictly limited to manage the risk of the virus spreading. Permissions to travel across any Alert Level 3 boundary fall into three categories:
Category 1 – movement that would be permitted under all circumstances, for example border services and emergency services
Category 2 – movement likely to be permitted, but for which an assessment would be required, for example primary industries
Category 3 – all other movement would be unlikely to be permitted, unless through a specific exemption issued by the Director-General of Health.
The Ministry of Health and MBIE have developed an online registration system that could be activated for both businesses and services, and personal, movement across an Alert Level boundary.
The system would enable businesses and services to register before any Alert Level increase came into effect, and automatically generate standardised, verifiable documentation to support police enforcement and facilitate efficient movement through checkpoints.
The system is ready to be activated in the event of an Alert Level 3 boundary, at which time more information will be published on the website of the approval agency:
Business travel permissions – apply through www.business.govt.nz(external link)
Personal movement exemptions – apply through www.health.govt.nz(external link)