Doing business at Alert Level 1

Information for businesses on how to operate safely at Alert Level 1.

Be ready

At Alert Level 1, businesses are able to operate with no restrictions in place. But we still need to stay safe as there remains a risk of COVID-19 returning to the community.

Keep up good hygiene practices by encouraging workers to:

  • wash their hands using soap and water for at least 20 seconds, and dry thoroughly
  • cough and sneeze into their elbow
  • keep surfaces clean.

Display the QR code

Public transport operators, workplaces and businesses legally must still display an NZ COVID Tracer QR code at Alert Level 1. We encourage everyone to continue using the app to track movements to help with contact tracing if required.

Get your QR code poster

If workers are sick

If workers are sick or have symptoms of cold or flu, it is important they stay home and get health advice.

Encourage them to call:

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

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

More information about when to stay home

Symptoms of COVID-19

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