All business can operate at Alert Level 1. Here are the golden rules for businesses at Alert Level 1.
At Alert Level 1 everyone can return without restriction to work, school, sports and domestic travel, and you can get together with as many people as you want.
It's still important to keep basic hygiene measures, including washing your hands and coughing or sneezing into your elbow.
To stop the spread of COVID-19, it’s important to be able to quickly identify and find the people who have come into close contact with someone who has COVID-19.
Businesses should help customers to keep track of where they’ve been by displaying the NZ COVID Tracer QR code poster.
Find out more about contact tracing and how to get your NZ COVID Tracer code poster.
At Alert Level 1 most public health requirements for businesses and services to prevent COVID-19 spreading are no longer required.
It’s a good idea to talk to your staff about working safely at Alert Level 1.
WorkSafe New Zealand has information about the business and worker requirement for keeping people safe and well in the workplace.
Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) (external link) — WorkSafe
North Island 0800 500 362
South Island 0800 505 096
If you have health concerns, information and advice about COVID-19 is available from the Ministry of Health. They also have advice about managing your mental wellbeing.
COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) (external link) — Ministry of Health
COVID-19: Mental health and wellbeing resources (external link) — Ministry of Health
Healthline has a free dedicated phone number for health advice and information about COVID-19, including registering self-isolation. You can call 0800 358 5453, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Access to interpreters is also available. For international SIMS, call +64 9 358 5453.