Covid update: We are now in Level 3 in Otaki
What we all need to do at Alert Level 3 to stay safe
We need your support to protect New Zealand and eliminate COVID-19.
- Everyone should work from home if they can. Children and young people should learn from home. You legally must stay within your household bubble whenever you are not at work or school.
- Keep your bubble as small as possible. If you need to, you can expand it to bring in close family, isolated people or caregivers.
- Even if you have been vaccinated, you still need to follow the rules to keep everyone safe.
Wear a face covering
We encourage you to wear a face covering when leaving your home, especially if it is hard to keep 2 metres physical distance from others.
At Alert Level 3, you legally must wear a face covering:
- on public transport and at departure points — for example, airports, train stations and bus stops
- on flights
- in taxi or ride-share vehicles — drivers and passengers
- when visiting healthcare facilities
- if you are a delivery driver to residential addresses
- inside any Alert Level 3 businesses and services that are open and involve customer contact — for example, supermarkets, pharmacies, hospitality venues, takeaways and petrol stations
- in the public areas of courts and tribunals, local and central government agencies, and social service providers with customer service counters.
Keep track of where you have been
Mandatory record keeping comes into effect from 11.59 pm on 7 September 2021.
Everyone aged 12 and over legally must keep a record of where they have been when visiting certain places so contact tracing can happen quickly. You must do this at all Alert Levels.
Use the NZ COVID Tracer app if you can. This helps with rapid contact tracing if it is required.
At all Alert Levels, businesses and workplaces legally must display an NZ COVID Tracer QR code for each location.