Covid-19 is still out there.

Everyone in New Zealand needs to;

  • Wash and dry your hands regularly to kill the virus. Use soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Dry thoroughly.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes, for example by coughing or sneezing into your elbow.
  • If you have cold or flu symptoms stay home, call your doctor or Healthline and get advice about getting tested. Don’t travel, go to school or go to work.
  • Keep track of where you go and who you see. Use the NZ COVID Tracer app, a Covid-19 tracer booklet or written notes.

Face coverings

Face coverings are not compulsory. Continuing good habits with face coverings helps keep you and others safe and gives you extra protection in settings where there is little or no physical distancing between people, for example on public transport and in supermarkets.


There are no restrictions on gatherings. This includes funerals, weddings, religious and community gatherings, sports and recreation.

Keeping your distance

At Alert Level 1, COVID-19 is contained. It is still a good idea to keep a safe distance from people you don’t know while out and about. This will help to slow the spread of COVID-19 if cases appear in the community.

Work and business

Businesses and workplaces can operate normally. They must display an NZ COVID Tracer QR code and provide alternate contact tracing systems at each premises.

Travel and transport

Public transport must display QR codes for contact tracing.

If you are sick call your doctor or Healthline for advice on getting tested before you travel. Stay home and get tested if you are asked to.


Schools, early learning services and tertiary education can open as normal. It is safe to send children to school.

Getting the right information

Sometimes information is deliberately published to misinform or deceive people. This works against us at a time when we need to work together to beat the virus.

Border restrictions

COVID-19 remains uncontrolled overseas. Our border measures remain in place to minimise the risk of COVID-19 coming in from overseas.

People entering New Zealand must go into a managed isolation facility unless they are granted an exemption. If they are granted an exemption they must still self-isolate.

Workers at managed isolation and quarantine facilities, and in higher-risk roles at the border are being regularly tested for COVID-19.