New Zealand Covid - 19 Alert Levels 

New Zealand's current Alert Levels

Wellington is at level 2 and the rest of New Zealand is at Alert Level 1

At Alert Level 1  You Need To Use The Contact Tracing App Or Register Where Ever Possible,  If You Feel Unwell , Stay at Home,  Wear A Face Mask On Public Transport

We all need to be ready in case COVID-19 reappears in our community.

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Alert Level 3.  High risk the disease is not contained.

People instructed to stay home in their bubble other than for essential personal movement – including to shop, go to work or school if they have to, local recreation, or to seek medical care.
Physical distancing of two metres outside home or one metre in controlled environments like schools and workplaces.
Wearing a face covering is strongly encouraged when outside of the home for people
7 years of age and older.
People must stay within their immediate household bubble, but can expand this to connect with close family / whānau, or bring in caregivers, or support isolated people. This extended bubble must remain exclusive.
Early learning centres and schools are open for children whose parents have to go to work and have no care giver arrangements, particularly essential workers.
People must work from home unless that is not possible.
Businesses can open premises, but cannot physically interact with customers.
Workers should be kept at least 1 metre apart where possible, and face coverings are strongly recommended.
All businesses must display a government issued QR code for use with the NZ COVID Tracer App by 19 August.
Low risk local recreation activities are allowed.
Public venues are closed (e.g. libraries, museums, cinemas, food courts, gyms, pools, playgrounds, markets).
Gatherings of up to 10 people are allowed but only for wedding services, funerals and tangihanga. Physical distancing and public health measures must be maintained.
Inter-regional travel is highly limited (e.g. for essential workers, people returning to their primary residence, with limited exemptions for others).
People at high risk of severe illness (older people and those with existing medical conditions) are encouraged to stay at home where possible, and take additional precautions when leaving home. They may choose to work.

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Alert Level 2.   The disease is contained, but the risk of community transmission remains.

Alert Level 2.   The disease is contained, but the risk of community transmission remains.


People can connect with friends and family, and socialise in groups of up to 100, go shopping, or travel domestically, if following public health guidance.
Keep physical distancing of two metres from people you don’t know when out in public or in retail stores. Keep one metre physical distancing in controlled environments like workplaces, where practicable.
People 7 years old and older may consider wearing a face covering when physical distancing cannot be maintained.
No more than 100 people at gatherings, including weddings, birthdays and funerals and tangihanga.
Businesses can open to the public if following public health guidance including physical distancing and record keeping. Alternative ways of working encouraged where possible.
Hospitality businesses must keep groups of customers separated, seated, and served by a single person. Maximum of 100 people at a time.
All businesses must display a government issued QR code for use with the NZ COVID Tracer App by 19 August.
Face coverings are encouraged if you are in close contact with others you don’t know.
Sport and recreation activities are allowed, subject to conditions on gatherings, record keeping, and – where practical – physical distancing.
Public venues such as museums, libraries and pools can open if they comply with public health measures and ensure 1 metre physical distancing and record keeping.
Event facilities, including cinemas, stadiums, concert venues and casinos can have more than 100 people at a time, provided that there are no more than 100 in a defined space, and the groups do not mix.
It is safe to send your children to schools, early learning services and tertiary education. There will be appropriate measures in place.
People at higher-risk of severe illness from COVID-19 (e.g. those with underlying medical conditions, especially if not well-controlled, and seniors) are encouraged to take additional precautions when leaving home. They may work, if they agree with their employer that they can do so safely.


If you have COVID-19 symptoms, call the dedicated COVID-19 Healthline:

for free on 0800 358 5453
on +64 9 358 5453 if you have an international SIM.