Transport, utilities and construction

Transport, utilities and construction

COVID-19 Protection Framework guidance if you operate a transport business or deliver your own products.

Business/service Operating at Red
Transport sector (including public and private transport and passenger services)
  • Transport services can operate.
  • Workplaces can open, working from home may be appropriate for some staff.
  • Face masks are required (unless a person is exempt) on domestic air and public transport; and indoor arrival and departure points. The requirement excludes when passengers are in their allocated carriage on a specified Kiwirail service or when on a ship that does not have an enclosed space for passengers.
  • My Vaccine Pass can’t be required for people accessing public transport. However, air travel and Cook Strait ferries may choose to implement My Vaccine Pass or testing requirements for customers.
Freight sector, including couriers and parcel services
  • Businesses can operate.
  • Workplaces can open, working from home may be appropriate for some staff.
Transport and delivery of goods, eg a business delivering their own product
  • Businesses can operate.
  • Workplaces can open, working from home may be appropriate for some staff.
Utilities (including production, supply, sale, distribution or disposal of electricity, water, gas, wastewater, telecommunications services, waste (including rubbish disposal and recycling))
  • Workplaces can open (including any in-home services), working from home may be appropriate for some staff.
  • Any retail services may open with indoor capacity limits based on 1 metre distancing (not including workers).
  • Face masks encouraged in the workplace and required for indoor retail (unless an individual is exempt from face mask requirements).
Building, construction and maintenance services
  • Workplaces can open (including any in-home services), working from home may be appropriate for some staff.
  • Face masks encouraged in the workplace.
Business/service Operating at Orange
Public transport
  • You can operate
  • Face masks are required on domestic air and public transport; and indoor arrival and departure points. This excludes when passengers are in their allocated carriage on a specified Kiwirail service or when on a ship that does not have an enclosed space for passengers.
  • My Vaccine Pass can’t be required for people accessing public transport. However, air travel and Cook Strait ferries may choose to implement My Vaccine Pass or testing requirements for customers.
  • Facemasks are encouraged elsewhere indoors (unless a person is exempt).
All other transport, all utilities and construction
  • You can operate without restrictions.
  • Facemasks are encouraged indoors.
Business/service Operating at Green
Public transport
  • You can operate
  • My Vaccine Pass can’t be required for people accessing public transport. However, air travel and Cook Strait ferries may choose to implement My Vaccine Pass or testing requirements for customers.
  • Facemasks are encouraged indoors (unless a person is exempt).
All other transport, all utilities and construction
  • You can operate without restrictions.
  • Facemasks are encouraged indoors.

Visit the Unite against COVID-19 website for information about changes to the traffic light system.

Changes to the traffic light system(external link) — Unite against COVID-19 (covid19.govt.nz)

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