Parts of Waikato are at Alert Level 3
Parts of Waikato remain at Alert Level 3. This will be reviewed on 27 October 2021.
These parts include:
- Waitomo District, including Te Kuiti
- Waipa District
- Ōtorohanga District
- Te Kauwhata
- Hamilton City and some surrounding areas
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You can help stamp out the virus by getting vaccinated. Visit a local vaccination centre now or book your vaccine today.
Locations of interest
Any locations of interest will be listed on the Ministry of Health website.
Anyone in Hamilton who has COVID-19 symptoms is asked to please get tested, and isolate until you receive your result.
There are also walk-in vaccinations available in Hamilton today at the super-site at Te Awa – The Base, as well as other sites around the city.
What to do at Alert Level 3
At Alert Level 3, make sure you follow all the public health rules to protect yourself, your whānau and our communities.
There are restrictions on what you can do and where you can go at Alert Level 3.
- You should work from home if you can.
- Children and young people should learn from home.
- You can go to supermarkets and some food retailers, banks, pharmacies, petrol stations and some other places.
- Other businesses can open if they can have contactless pick-up or delivery, including takeaways.
- You can exercise outdoors, but stay close to home.
Travel at Alert Level 3
At Alert Level 3, travel is restricted and only allowed for permitted movement in your local area — for example, going to work if you need to, shopping or getting exercise. Otherwise, you should stay home.
If you must travel, carry evidence of the purpose of your travel and be prepared to explain your reasons for travel should you be stopped at a checkpoint or spot check.
Travel in and out of Waikato Alert Level 3 area
Restrictions on travel by road and air are in place. You can travel for limited permitted reasons.
If you need to travel through Hamilton airport to get home — for example, if you are on holiday in an Alert Level 2 area and live in the Waikato Alert Level 3 area — you are permitted to travel home.
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