What we need to do at Alert Level 1

At Alert Level 1, the virus is contained in New Zealand. We all need to be ready in case COVID-19 reappears in our community. 

Life and activities at Alert Level 1

  • At Alert Level 1, you can go to work, and all businesses and services can open but must follow public health rules. These include displaying the NZ COVID Tracer QR code.
  • Early learning services, schools, kura and tertiary education facilities are open to everyone.
  • Even if you have been vaccinated, you still need to follow the rules to keep everyone safe.

Travel and transport at Alert Level 1

At Alert Level 1, you can travel but try to do it in a safe way.

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Doing business at Alert Level 1

Businesses can open at Alert Level 1, but you must follow public health rules, including record keeping.

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Book your free vaccination

Protect yourself, your whānau and your community. Vaccinations are free and are one of the most powerful tools against COVID-19. If you are aged 12 or over, you can book now.

Book your free vaccination now (external link)

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Get a test if you are unwell

If you have cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms, call:

  • Healthline for free on 0800 358 5453
  • your doctor or nurse, or
  • your iwi health provider.

A health professional will let you know the next steps and if you should get a test.

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It is OK to ask for help

As we work through this together, there are people and agencies able to support you. 

Health and wellbeing support

Free support services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week if you feel you are not coping, or you have concerns for others.

Find contacts and support

Financial support

Financial pressure will be a reality for many. Help is available if you are experiencing financial distress due to COVID-19.

Financial support tool

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