Alert Levels and restrictions

Proactively released documents from across Government relating to Alert Levels and restrictions.

Documents proactively released on 8 May

Document title Date Type
Update on Novel Coronavirus Infectious and Notifiable Diseases Order 2020 (CAB-20-MIN-0009) [PDF, 586 KB] 28 January 2020 Minute
Proposed Amendment to the Health Act 1956 - Novel Coronavirus (CAB-20-SUB-0009) [PDF, 707 KB] 28 January 2020 Paper
COVID-19 Advice on Mass Gatherings [PDF, 743 KB] 12 March 2020 Report
COVID-19 Mass Gatherings and Border Measures (CVD-20-MIN-0009) [PDF, 677 KB] 12 March 2020 Minute
COVID-19 Mass Gatherings (CAB-20-MIN-0111) [PDF, 673 KB] 16 March 2020 Minute
COVID-19 Response to Mass Gatherings (CAB-20-SUB-0111) [PDF, 5 MB] 16 March 2020 Paper
COVID-19 Mass Gatherings (CVD-20-MIN-0016) [PDF, 740 KB] 18 March 2020 Minute
Decision Paper COVID-19 Mass Gatherings [PDF, 1.1 MB] 18 March 2020 Paper
Epidemic Preparedness (COVID-19) Notice 2020 [PDF, 644 KB] 22 March 2020 Notice
Epidemic Preparedness (Epidemic Management - COVID-19) Notice 2020 [PDF, 660 KB]  22 March 2020 Notice
Measures to mitigate the risks posed by COVID-19 [PDF, 2.3 MB] 23 March 2020 Briefing
COVID-19 Giving an Epidemic Notice and Epidemic Management Notices under the Epidemic Preparedness Act 2006 (CAB-20-MIN-0135) [PDF, 731 KB] 23 March 2020 Minute
COVID-19 Giving an Epidemic Notice and Epidemic Management Notices under the Epidemic Preparedness Act 2006 [PDF, 756 KB] 23 March 2020 Paper
COVID-19: Moving to Alert Level 3 and Level 4 (CAB-20-SUB-0133 and CAB-20-MIN-0133) [PDF, 5.3 MB] 23 March 2020 Minute and Paper
Giving an Epidemic Notice and Epidemic Management Notices under the Epidemic Preparedness Act 2006 [PDF, 2 MB] 23 March 2020 Report
Update on Essential Services [PDF, 2.4 MB] 24 March 2020 Minute and Paper
Ferry and Air Bottleneck [PDF, 676 KB] 24 March 2020 Minute
Extension of Permitted Domestic Transport Services [PDF, 497 KB] 24 March 2020 Minute
Measures to mitigate the risks posed by COVID-19: update 2 [PDF, 1.7 MB] 25 March 2020 Briefing
Declaring a State of National Emergency [PDF, 3 MB] 25 March 2020 Briefing 
Ensuring Childcare for Essential Workers [PDF, 1.2 MB] 25 March 2020 Minute and Paper
COVID-19 Response (Urgent Management Measures) Legislation Bill: Approval for Introduction [PDF, 1.6 MB] 25 March 2020 Minute and Paper
Request to issue Epidemic Management Notices to ensure the Parole Board can make decisions and community sentences can be administered effectively [PDF, 7.9 MB] 26 March 2020 Briefing
Urgent employment law responses to COVID-19 [PDF, 2 MB] 26 March 2020 Briefing
Online Ordering of Retail Goods [PDF, 1.5 MB] 26 March 2020 Minute and Paper
Extension of the State of National Emergency for COVID-19 [PDF, 3.1 MB] 30 March 2020 Briefing
News and media as an essential service – revised guidance [PDF, 705 KB] 30 March 2020 Briefing
Approval to draft an Order in Council under the Epidemic Preparedness Act 2006 to make an essential modification to the Local Government Act 2002 [PDF, 1.6 MB] 30 March 2020 Local Government Briefing
Contingency Plan for the Senior Public Servant Positions (CAB-20-MIN-0144) [PDF, 663 KB] 30 March 2020 Minute
Contingency Plan for the Senior Public Servant Positions [PDF, 855 KB] 30 March 2020 Paper
Further advice on urgent employment law responses to COVID-19 [PDF, 1.7 MB] 31 March 2020 Briefing
Issuing Epidemic Management Notices to ensure the Parole Board can make decisions and community sentences can be administered effectively [PDF, 1.1 MB] 31 March 2020 Minute
Essential Services: News and Media [PDF, 774 KB]  31 March 2020 Minute
News and media as an essential service [PDF, 107 KB] 31 March 2020 Paper
COVID-19 Section 70(1)(f) Health Act 1956 notice to give effect to Level 4 restrictions on self-isolation at home [PDF, 705 KB] 1 April 2020 Paper
Essential Services: Butchers (CBC-20-MIN-0019) [PDF, 845 KB] 1 April 2020 Minute
Essential Services - Butchers [PDF, 2.8 MB] 1 April 2020 Paper
Draft paper Epidemic Preparedness (Local Government Act 2002) Immediate Modification Order 2020 [PDF, 1.5 MB] 2 April 2020 Local Government Briefing
COVID-19 implications for community funding sourced from New Zealand's gambling sector [PDF, 1020 KB] 3 April 2020 Briefing
High Court (COVID-19 Preparedness) Amendment Rules 2020 [PDF, 742 KB]  3 April 2020 Briefing 
High Court (COVID-19 Preparedness) Amendment Rules 2020 [PDF, 2.1 MB] 3 April 2020 Rules
Second Extension of the State of National Emergency for COVID-19 [PDF, 2.6 MB] 6 April 2020 Briefing
Executive Council Advice Sheet High Court (COVID-19 Preparedness) Amendment Rules 2020 [PDF, 576 KB] 7 April 2020 Advice Sheet
Aide Memoire for CVD Paper: High Court (Covid-19 Preparedness) Amendment Rules 2020 [PDF, 772 KB] 7 April 2020 Aide Memoire
Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Attack on Christchurch Mosques on 15 March 2019: Extension of report-back date in response to COVID-19 [PDF, 2 MB] 7 April 2020 Briefing
Temporary Extension of Expired Driver Licenses and Vehicle Certification Documents During COVID-19 Lockdown Period [PDF, 1.7 MB] 7 April 2020 Briefing
Proposals for Immediate Modification Orders under Epidemic Preparedness Act 2006 [PDF, 2.7 MB] 7 April 2020 Briefing
Temporary Employment Law Changes in Response to COVID-19 [PDF, 2.1 MB] 7 April 2020 Minute and Paper
Temporary Extension of Expired Driver Licenses and Vehicle Certification Documents During COVID-19 Lockdown Period [PDF, 770 KB]  7 April 2020 Minute
Land Transport Rule COVID-19 Response (No 1) 2020 [PDF, 1.7 MB] 7 April 2020 Order in Council
Temporary Extension of Expired Driver Licenses and Vehicle Certification Documents During COVID-19 Lockdown Period [PDF, 1.5 MB] 7 April 2020 Paper
Inclusion of the Gambling Act amendments in the COVID-19 Omnibus Bill [PDF, 1.5 MB] 9 April 2020 Briefing
High Court (COVID-19 Preparedness) Amendment Rules 2020 [PDF, 654 KB] 9 April 2020 Cabinet Paper 
Epidemic Preparedness (Local Government Act 2002) Immediate Modification Order 2020 [PDF, 691 KB] 9 April 2020 Minute
Proposals for Justice-Related Modification Orders under the Epidemic Preparedness Act 2006 [PDF, 897 KB] 9 April 2020 Paper
High Court (COVID-19 Preparedness) Amendment Rules 2020 [PDF, 624 KB]  9 April 2020 Minute
Section 15 Epidemic Preparedness Act 2006 - CHIEF EXECUTIVE’S WRITTEN RECOMMENDATION [PDF, 1.3 MB] 9 April 2020 Recommendation
Epidemic Preparedness (Local Government Act 2002) Immediate Modification Order 2020 [PDF, 762 KB] 9 April 2020 Paper
Third Extension of the State of National Emergency for COVID-19 [PDF, 2.2 MB] 13 April 2020 Briefing
Epidemic Preparedness (Employment Relations Act 2000– Collective Bargaining) Immediate Modification Order 2020 (CAB-20-MIN-0160) [PDF, 1.1 MB] 14 April 2020 Minute and Paper
Additional Item: Extension of the State of National Emergency (CAB-20-MIN-0167) [PDF, 884 KB] 14 April 2020 Minute
COVID-19 Preparing to Review New Zealand's Alert Level 4 Status [PDF, 1.5 MB] 14 April 2020 Paper
Final Cabinet paper: Supporting parents and caregivers to create a safe online environment for children and young people  [PDF, 2.9 MB] 15 April 2020 Briefing
Proposals for Immediate Modification Orders under Epidemic Preparedness Act 2006 [PDF, 1.5 MB] 15 April 2020 Briefing
Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Attack on Christchurch Mosques on 15 March 2019: (the Royal Commission): Extension to the final report back date [PDF, 4.7 MB] 15 April 2020 Cabinet paper
Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Attack on Christchurch Mosques on 15 March 2019: (the Royal Commission): Extension to the final report back date (CBC-20-MIN-0036) [PDF, 1.2 MB] 15 April 2020 Minute
Essential Services Update (CBC-20-MIN-0039) [PDF, 842 KB] 15 April 2020 Minute and Paper
Alert Level Framework: Details and Implementation  (CBC-20-MIN-0041) [PDF, 4.9 MB] 15 April 2020 Minute and Paper
Policy proposal to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on Class 3 operators by amending the Gambling Act 2003 [PDF, 1.6 MB] 16 April 2020 Cabinet paper
Supporting parents and caregivers to create a safe online environment for children and young people [PDF, 2.1 MB]  16 April 2020 Paper
Immediate modification orders for justice-related legislation under the epidemic Preparedness Act 2006 [PDF, 662 KB] 16 April 2020 Paper
Amendments to Gambling Act 2003 to mitigate impact of COVID-19 on class 3 operators [PDF, 715 KB] 16 April 2020 Minute
Supporting parents and caregivers to create a safe online environment for children and young people [PDF, 1.1 MB]  16 April 2020 Minute

Documents proactively released on 12 May

Document title Date Type
Key elements of a COVID-19 Response Bill [PDF, 1.3 MB] 6 May 2020 Minute and paper

Documents proactively released on 26 June

Document title Date Type
Proposed legislative amendment to section 139 of the Corrections Act 2004 [PDF, 1.3 MB] 6 April 2020 Briefing
Immediate Modification Order and Urgent Omnibus Bill to address Customs Legislative Issues [PDF, 951 KB] 6 April 2020 Report
Draft Cabinet paper - Temporary changes to parental leave law are required in response to COVID-19 [PDF, 353 KB] 9 April 2020 Briefing
Policy Briefing: Adjustments to timeframes for by-elections during the COVID-19 response period [PDF, 1.1 MB] 9 April 2020 Local Government Briefing
Appendix A - Timeline for by-elections during COVID-19 lockdown [PDF, 378 KB] 9 April 2020 Local Government Briefing
COVID-19 related legislative changes for Fire and Emergency NZ [PDF, 1.5 MB] 14 April 2020 Policy briefing
Immediate Modification Order to Provide Customs Appeal Authority Discretion to Accept Late Appeals [PDF, 889 KB] 14 April 2020 Cover report
Draft Cabinet Paper: Managing Local Government By-election Timing During the COVID-19 Response [PDF, 2.8 MB] 14 April 2020 Local Government Briefing
Immediate Modification Order to Provide Customs Appeal Authority Discretion to Accept Late Appeals [PDF, 674 KB] 15 April 2020 Aide Memoire
COVID-19: Hardship Assistance for Duty Payments [PDF, 703 KB] 15 April 2020 Cover report
Taking a Regional Approach to COVID-19 Alert Levels [PDF, 6.8 MB] 15 April 2020 Noting paper
Support available for people being released from prison in COVID-19 Alert Level 4 [PDF, 798 KB]  16 April 2020 Aide Memoire
Impact analysis for proposed legislative amendment to section 139 of the Corrections Act 2004 [PDF, 1.1 MB] 16 April 2020 Briefing
Approval to include temporary amendments to local government legislation in a COVID-19 Omnibus Bill [PDF, 542 KB] 16 April 2020 Local Government Briefing
Temporary Changes to Parental Leave Law in Response to COVID-19 [PDF, 30 KB] 16 April 2020 Minute
Immediate Modification Order for Customs Appeal Authority Discretion for Late Appeals [PDF, 1.1 MB] 16 April 2020 Minute and paper
Managing Local Government By-election Timing During the COVID-19 Response [PDF, 123 KB] 16 April 2020 Minute
Temporary changes to parental leave law are required in response to COVID-19 [PDF, 106 KB] 16 April 2020 Paper
Managing Local Government By-election Timing During the COVID-19 Response [PDF, 1.8 MB] 16 April 2020 Paper
COVID-19: Requests for exemptions to border restrictions for essential electricity sector workers [PDF, 768 KB] 17 April 2020 Briefing
Fourth Extension of the State of National Emergency for COVID-19 [PDF, 961 KB] 20 April 2020 Briefing
Review of COVID-19 Alert Level 4 (CAB-20-MIN-0176) [PDF, 2.3 MB] 20 April 2020 Minute and paper
Widening the Criteria for Financial Support to Local Authorities to Provide Welfare Assistance in Response to COVID-19 [PDF, 1.2 MB] 21 April 2020 Minute and paper
Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act Immediate Modification Order under Epidemic Preparedness Act 2006 [PDF, 4.2 MB] 22 April 2020 Briefing
Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 and issues related to the COVID-19 response [PDF, 869 KB] 22 April 2020 Briefing
Powers and Authorisations to Give Effect to Alert Level 3 (CBC-20-MIN-0049) [PDF, 116 KB] 22 April 2020 Minute
Hunting under Alert Level 3 (CBC-20-MIN-0048) [PDF, 1.4 MB] 22 April 2020 Minute and paper
COVID-19 Omnibus Bill Ministerial Delegation Use (CBC-20-MIN-0050) [PDF, 2.1 MB] 22 April 2020 Minute and paper
Powers and Authorisations to Give Effect to Alert Level 3 [PDF, 627 KB] 22 April 2020 Paper
COVID-19: Hardship Assistance for Duty Payments [PDF, 674 KB] 23 April 2020 Aide Memoire
Proposals for two Immediate Modification Orders under the Epidemic Preparedness Act 2006: General Revaluations and Notice of Applications to Lapse a Caveat [PDF, 707 KB] 23 April 2020 Briefing
Epidemic Preparedness (Customs and Excise Act 2018 - Appeals) Immediate Modification Order 2020 [PDF, 866 KB] 23 April 2020 Cover report
Measures and Guidance, at Alert Level 3, for People at Risk of Severe Illness Because of Age and/or Existing and Underlying Health Conditions [PDF, 804 KB] 23 April 2020 Minute and paper
COVID-19: Hardship Assistance for Duty Payments [PDF, 1.2 MB] 23 April 2020 Minute and paper
Immediate Modification Order For Justice-Related Legislation Under the Epidemic Preparedness Act 2006 [PDF, 660 KB] 23 April 2020 Paper
Fifth Extension of the State of National Emergency for COVID-19 [PDF, 1.1 MB] 27 April 2020 Briefing
Epidemic Preparedness (Customs and Excise Act 2018 - Appeals) Immediate Modification Order 2020 [PDF, 673 KB] 28 April 2020 Aide Memoire
COVID-19 Report back on the case for new powers at lower Alert Levels [PDF, 2 MB] 28 April 2020 Health report
Report Back on the Case for New Powers for the Alert Level Framework (SWC-20-MIN-0022) [PDF, 1.8 MB] 29 April 2020 Minute and paper
Epidemic Preparedness (Customs and Excise Act 2018 - Appeals) Immediate Modification Order 2020 (DEV-20-MIN-0055) [PDF, 740 KB] 29 April 2020 Minute and paper
All-of-Government COVID-19 Compliance Response [PDF, 2.2 MB] 1 May 2020 Joint report
Sixth Extension of the State of National Emergency for COVID-19 [PDF, 938 KB] 4 May 2020 Briefing
COVID-19 Response (Further Management Measures) Legislation Bill: Approval for Introduction (CAB-20-MIN-0190) [PDF, 3.2 MB] 4 May 2020 Minute and paper
Preparing to Review New Zealand's Level 3 Status (CAB-20-MIN-0199) [PDF, 1015 KB] 4 May 2020 Minute and paper
Customs and Excise (Refunds and Remissions) Amendment Regulations 2020 [PDF, 715 KB] 5 May 2020 Cover report
COVID-19 Response Bill [PDF, 697 KB] 5 May 2020 Health report
Preparing for Alert Level 2 (SWC-20-MIN-0033) [PDF, 6.8 MB] 6 May 2020 Minute and paper
Briefing Family Court (Emergency) Amendment Rules 2020 [PDF, 1.8 MB]  8 May 2020 Briefing
Proposed inclusion of amendment to the Rating Valuations Act 1998 in the COVID-19 Response (Further Management Measures) Legislation Bill  [PDF, 591 KB] 9 May 2020 Briefing
Cabinet Paper COVID-19 Public Health Response Bill Approval for Introduction [PDF, 635 KB] 9 May 2020 Health report
Assessment of factors for moving to COVID-19 Alert Level 2: updated final advice [PDF, 1.7 MB] 10 May 2020 Health report
Final drafting of the temporary amendment to general revaluation requirements under section 9 of the Rating Valuations Act 1998 [PDF, 568 KB] 11 May 2020 Briefing
Review of COVID-19 Alert Level 3 (CAB-20-SUB-0220) [PDF, 4 MB] 11 May 2020 Minute and paper
COVID-19 National Transition Period [PDF, 1.2 MB] 12 May 2020 Briefing
Covid 19 Public Health Response (Alert Level 2) Order 2020 [PDF, 1.1 MB] 12 May 2020 Health report
COVID-19 Cabinet Paper: Approach to Enforcement under Alert Level 2 [PDF, 705 KB] 12 May 2020 Health report
Fire and Emergency New Zealand (COVID-19—Fire Safety, Evacuation Procedures, and Evacuation Schemes) Amendment Regulations 2020 (LEG-20-MIN-0055) [PDF, 1.5 MB] 12 May 2020 Minute
Minimum entitlements - one hour of physical exercise [PDF, 1.6 MB] 13 May 2020 Briefing
COVID-19 Public Health Response (Alert Level 2) Order 2020 (SWC-20-MIN-0047) [PDF, 537 KB] 13 May 2020 Minute
COVID-19 Public Health Response (Alert Level 2) Order 2020 [PDF, 634 KB] 13 May 2020 Paper
Customs and Excise (Refunds and Remissions) Amendment Regulations 2020 [PDF, 728 KB] 15 May 2020 Aide Memoire
COVID-19 Public Health Response Act 2020 function for WorkSafe NZ [PDF, 721 KB] 15 May 2020 Briefing
Customs and Excise (Refunds and Remissions) Amendment Regulations 2020 (CBC-20-MIN-0054) [PDF, 885 KB] 18 May 2020 Minute and paper
COVID-19 Public Health Response Act 2020 – direction to WorkSafe NZ to add function [PDF, 685 KB] 20 May 2020 Briefing
Aide-Memoire Family Court (Emergency) Amendment Rules 2020 [PDF, 874 KB]  22 May 2020 Aide Memoire
Updating the COVID-19 public health response (Alert Level 2) order [PDF, 9.1 MB] 22 May 2020 Noting paper
Family Court (Emergency) Amendment Rules 2020 [PDF, 1.1 MB]  22 May 2020 Rules 
Consultation on amendment to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Alert Level 2) Order 2020 [PDF, 1.9 MB] 25 May 2020 Health report
Appendix - Consultation on amendment to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Alert Level 2) Order 2020 [PDF, 2.1 MB] 25 May 2020 Health report
Review of COVID-19 Alert Level 2 Controls (CAB-20-MIN-0240) [PDF, 1.3 MB] 25 May 2020 Minute and paper
Family Court (Emergency) Amendment Rules 2020 (LEG-20-MIN-0061) [PDF, 1.8 MB] 26 May 2020 Minute and paper
Advice Sheet: Executive Council Family Court (Emergency) Amendment Rules 2020 [PDF, 595 KB] 27 May 2020 Advice sheet

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