Auckland will move to Alert Level 1

The Government has announced its decision on Auckland’s Alert Level.

Auckland will move to Alert Level 1 at 11:59pm on Wednesday 7 October.

This means that from Thursday, people in Auckland can gather with as many people as they want, and there are no extra restrictions on businesses.

Businesses, workplaces and public transport legally must continue to display QR codes.

The rest of New Zealand is already at Alert Level 1.

Be ready at Alert Level 1

At Alert Level 1 we all still need to be ready in case COVID-19 reappears in our community.

Keep scanning into workplaces and shops with the NZ COVID Tracer app and remind people with you to do the same. If you do not use the app, keep your own diary with details of places you’ve visited, the time you were there and who you were with.

If you have cold or flu symptoms, stay home and call your GP or Healthline on 0800 358 5453 to see if you need a test.

Keep up good handwashing practices, using soap and water for at least 20 seconds, and drying thoroughly. Cough and sneeze into your elbow. Keep surfaces clean.

It’s still worthwhile to keep a safe distance from people you don’t know while out and about. This will help to minimise the spread of COVID-19 if community transmission returns.

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