Face coverings on public transport in Auckland and on all domestic flights

Face coverings at Alert Level 1 

At Alert Level 1, there is still a risk of COVID-19 returning to the community. 

From 11:59pm on Wednesday 18 November, face coverings legally must be worn:

  • on all public transport to, from and through Auckland — including on long-distance bus and train journeys
  • on domestic flights throughout New Zealand
  • by Auckland taxi and ride-share drivers — while it’s not compulsory for passengers to wear them, we strongly encourage you to.

Public Transport is operating to normal schedules. While there are no longer physical distancing restrictions for seating on public transport, we recommend physical distancing where possible.

Normal fares are being charged at Alert Level 1, cash is still not being accepted on public transport. You must tag on/off with your AT HOP card and we strongly recommend that you register your AT HOP card to help with contact tracing should it be required.

Ministry of Health contact tracing QR codes are displayed on public transport. To help things go smoothly, please install the Ministry of Health’s NZ COVID Tracer app before you take public transport. Remember to scan the code during your trip.

If you are not feeling well, please stay at home.

Find more information about face covering in Auckland here