The Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced at 3pm today there will be a short extension of Level Three restrictions in Auckland until 11.59pm this Sunday 30 August.
That means from midnight on Sunday 30th August schools, hospitality, shops etc that are able to operate at Level Two all reopen.
But there will be extra restrictions for Auckland at Level 2: a limit on mass gatherings – and that means groups of no more than 10, except for tangihanga and funerals, which will be limited to 50 people.
The rest of the country (outside Auckland) will maintain the current Level Two settings, mass gatherings such as church services, social events will continue to be limited to 100 people.
The Government will review the situation again before Sunday the 6th of September.
Face masks will be mandatory on Public Transport. People using buses, trains, planes, ferries, taxis and Ubers will be required to wear a mask or face covering. Given the recent transmission we have seen on this form of transport, Cabinet has decided to move to mandating the wearing of face coverings on public transport for Level Two and above. These new orders will come into force from next Monday 31st August 2020.
People in Auckland are continued to be encouraged to wear face coverings in public right now.
Staying home if they’re sick and getting a test.
Downloading the NZ Covid tracer app and checking-in every time you visit a new business.
Keeping a log of everywhere they go, and everyone they’re with.
Everyone in NZ needs to keep playing their part in fighting Covid.
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