Auckland is at COVID-19 Alert Level 2 please check the opening hours before going out with your family.

What can you do at Alert Level 2?

Alert Level 2

What can you do at Alert Level 2?

New Zealand moved to Alert Level 2 on Thursday 14 May. 

On 25 May the Government announced an increase the number of people who can gather from 12 noon on Friday 29 May to 100 people. The new limit applies to gatherings at your home, events outside of home and public venues (including church services, wedding, funerals and tangihanga). When holding a gathering, play it safe – you will still need to maintain hygiene standards and meet requirements for contact tracing. 

The settings of Alert Level 2 will be reviewed on 8 June and cabinet agreed that they will consider a move to Alert Level 1 no later than 22 June.

Play it safe

The Government says that at Alert Level 2 we have freedom of movement, but it’s up to each one of us to keep the rest of New Zealand safe.

The full rules for Alert Level 2 can be found at: covid19.govt.nz

Some key points for Auckland families to note are:

  1.  COVID-19 is still out there. Play it safe

  2. Keep your distance from other people in public. You should keep a distance of 2 metres in public and in retail stores. You should keep a distance of 1 metre in most other places such as cafes, workplaces, restaurants, and gyms.

  3. If you are sick, stay home. Don’t go to work or to school. Don’t socialise.  If you have symptoms of cold or flu call your doctor or Healthline and get advice about being tested.

  4. Wash your hands often with soap, then dry them. Cough and sneeze into your elbow. Regularly disinfect surfaces.

  5. Keep a track of where you have been and who you have seen.

  6. If you have been told to self isolate you must do so immediately.

What can you now do now at Alert Level 2?

  • Early learning centres, schools and tertiary education facilities will be open for all ages. Parents are asked to keep any sick children at home. Children, young people and staff should be far enough away from each other, so that they are not  breathing on, or touching each other. Schools will have hand sanitiser at entry to class rooms and in shared spaces. Soap, water and the ability to dray hands must be provided in bathrooms. Children an access sports equipment and playgrounds during physical education classes and break times.

  • You can go to the playground.

  • You can visit public venues including museums, libraries, cinemas, markets in a group of no more than 10 people. Every individual or group will need to be kept 1 metre apart. Find our what public venues are open in Auckland for kids and families here.

  • You can continue to do your usual exercise, provided you can do them safely. You can go swimming at a public swimming pool when they open, but there will be restrictions. Boating and motorised watersports are now allowed. Community sport is limited to groups of 10 people.

  • Businesses and workplaces can operate if they are able to do so safely.

  • You can go into shops and retail businesses but will need to keep 2 metres away from other customers.

  • You can go to restaurants cafes and bars but will need to stay seated, be in a group of less than 10 people and have a single server. The venue cannot have more than 100 people in total (excluding staff). Alochol can only be served to people eating a meal until 21 May 2020.

  • You can travel within New Zealand, but you must do it in a safe way.

  • You can go to the hairdresser. They can wear personal protective equipment (PPE) but do not have to.

  • You can safely connect and socialise with close friends and family, in groups of 10 people. If you have people over to your home, the limit of 10 people includes the people who live in your home. From 12 noon on Friday 29 noon the limit on gatherings at your home will increase to 100 people.

  • You can visit local cafes, restaurants and bars and pubs to have a meal in a group of no more than 10 people.

  • You can attend gatherings outside your home in a controlled setting, such as family events, weddings, religious services, birthday parties of no more than 10 people. 

  • Up to 50 people can attend funerals and tangihanga. From 12 noon on Friday 29 May, funerals and tangihanga can be held with up to 100 people.

What can’t you do at Alert Level 2?

  • You can’t travel overseas

  • You can’t have gatherings over 10 people you are experienced and know the trail.

  • You cannot go to public gatherings over 10 people.

Your kindness is contagious
While we keep our physical distance, we still have the power to show love and positivity. One kind act can spread to so many more, because kindness is contagious 🙂 Spread kindness, not virus.

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