New Zealand has moved up to COVID-19 Alert Level 3 – Restrict, for the next 48 hours before moving into Level 4 – Eliminate, as New Zealand escalates its response to stop the virus in its tracks, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today.

  • New Zealand moved up to COVID-19 Alert Level 3 – Restrict
  • New Zealand to move up to COVID-19 Alert Level 4 – Eliminate, from 11:59 pm, 25 March 2020
  • 2-staged approach to give people and businesses time to prepare

Level 3, from Tuesday, 24 March:

  • Non-essential businesses must close
  • All events and gatherings must be cancelled
  • Schools will only open for children of essential workers. They will close completely when we move to Level 4
  • Workplaces must implement alternative working with everyone who can to work from home
  • No discretionary domestic air travel between regions
  • Public transport for people undertaking essential services and transport of freight only

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You can watch the full announcement on our Facebook page(external link).

Read more about what the current Level means for you

Find out about the COVID-19 Alert Levels

COVID-19 alert levels table [PDF, 50 KB]


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