Auckland at COVID-19 alert level 3 and regions at level 2

Important update on Alert Levels

Auckland is now at Alert Level 3 and the rest of New Zealand is now at Alert Level 2 for three days.

We are asking that people in Auckland stay home, and work and study from home if possible.

Under Alert Level 3, travel in and out of Auckland is strictly limited, and you may need to seek additional permission to complete this travel. Find out more about the Auckland boundary here:

Children should learn at home if possible. Early learning centres and schools in Auckland are open for children whose parents have to go to work and have no care giver arrangements, particularly essential workers.

Businesses can open, but most cannot physically interact with the public. Customers cannot come onto your premises unless you are a supermarket, dairy, butcher, fishmonger, greengrocer, petrol station, lpharmacy or permitted health service.

Public venues must close. This includes libraries, museums, cinemas, food courts, gyms, pools, playgrounds and markets.
Gatherings of up to 10 people are allowed for wedding services, funerals, and tangihanga only. Physical distancing must be maintained.
All testing locations in Auckland are available on the Auckland Regional Public Health Service website (, on Healthpoint and at

It’s important the right people can get access to testing — so please don’t rush to a centre if you are well, or if you weren’t at one of the locations of interest. We are anticipating high demand at our COVID-19 testing sites and delays are possible, so please be patient.

If you have symptoms but have not been to a location of interest stay home and call Healthline for advice.

For the rest of New Zealand:

Businesses and schools remain open.

You must wear a face covering on public transport and aircrafts.

Mass gatherings are limited to 100 people.

We’ve done this before, we can do this again. Kia kaha New Zealand.