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COVID-19: Auckland, Northland and parts of the Waikato region are at Alert Level 3. The rest of New Zealand is at Alert Level 2. Mediations are being held by phone and video conference in the Auckland region.

Alert Level 3 workplace restrictions detail released

On 16 April 2020 the Prime Minister announced what life will look like in New Zealand at Alert Level 3.

A decision on whether New Zealand will move to Alert Level 3 will be made on 20 April 2020. Once the decision to move to Alert Level 3 has been made, more specific information will be made available.

For more information about what Alert Level 3 means for workers and businesses in New Zealand, visit:

The government’s central COVID-19 website (external link)

The Prime Minister’s announcement on the Beehive website (external link)

Information for businesses on business.govt.nz (external link)

It’s also important for employers to think about how they can operate safely at each alert level, based on their individual circumstances.

Ministry of Health – preventing the spread of infectious diseases in the workplace (external link)

Up-to-date employment information

For the most up-to-date guidance on employment during the COVID-19 pandemic, read through the information on our website. Guidance about employment under Alert Level 4 still applies. These webpages will be updated regularly as new information becomes available:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the workplace