From 11:59pm on Wednesday 18 November, face coverings legally must be worn:
- on all public transport to, from and through Auckland
- on domestic flights throughout New Zealand
- by Auckland taxi and ride-share drivers — while it’s not compulsory for passengers to wear them, we strongly encourage you to.
Children under the age of 12 will be exempt, as will people with certain medical conditions.
Students will not need to wear masks on school buses, but drivers will be required to.
A face covering helps stop droplets spreading when someone speaks, laughs, coughs or sneezes. This includes someone who has COVID-19 but feels well or has no obvious symptoms.