All of New Zealand is at Alert Level 4

New Zealand is at Alert Level 4 from 11:59pm, Tuesday 17 August.

Auckland and the Coromandel Peninsula is at Alert Level 4, likely for a period of 7 days. The rest of New Zealand is at Alert Level 4, initially for a period of 3 days.

What we need to do at Alert Level 4

If you have cold or flu symptoms, stay home and call your GP or Healthline on 0800 358 5453 to see if you need a test.

Staying at home — what it means

We need your support to protect New Zealand and eliminate COVID-19. 

  • Everyone must now stay home.
  • From 11:59pm on Tuesday 17 August you can only leave home to shop for groceries, access necessary healthcare, get a COVID-19 test, exercise in your local area, or go to work if you are working in an Alert Level 4 service and cannot work from home.
  • Only make physical contact with those in your household bubble. 

Do not worry, during this time you will be able to access all the essentials you need, including medicine and food.


 


Previous announcements

All of New Zealand is at Alert Level 1

At Alert Level 1 we all need to be ready in case COVID-19 reappears in our community.

Staying at home if you’re sick is especially important at Alert Level 1. The risk of COVID-19 being spread in the community is much greater when there are no restrictions on gatherings or going out.

What to do if you’re sick

If you have cold or flu symptoms, stay home and call your GP or Healthline on 0800 358 5453 to see if you need a test.

Face coverings at Alert Level 1

At Alert Level 1, face coverings legally must be worn:

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

Who needs to wear face coverings

Click the here for information about what it means to be be under alert level 1

7 March 2020

Auckland is at Alert Level 2, the rest of New Zealand is at Alert Level 1

These Alert Levels came into effect at 6am on Sunday 7 March.

At Alert Level 2, you can go to work and school, but should follow public health measures and consider others around you.If you are unwell

If you’re sick, stay home. Do not go to work or school. Do not socialise.

If you have cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms, call your doctor or Healthline and get advice about being tested.

If you have been told to self-isolate you legally must do so immediately.

Get tested if you have cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms. Tests are free

COVID-19 symptoms

Click the here for information about what it means to be be under alert level 2

Auckland is at Alert Level 3. The rest of New Zealand is at Alert Level 2.

These Alert Levels came into effect from 6am on Sunday 28 February and will be in place for the next 7 days.

At Alert Level 3, you legally must stay within your household bubble 

Aspiring Language Institute will remain close at Alert level 3 and all classes will be online via zoom. 

It’s important to protect your bubble. Keep your bubble exclusive and only include people where it will keep you and them safe and healthy. If anyone within your bubble feels unwell, they legally must immediately self-isolate from everyone else within the bubble.

Do not invite or allow social visitors, such as friends, extended family and whānau, to enter your home.

Everyday life

Stay home if you can to avoid any risk of spread. You must work from home unless you’re not able to. Children should learn at home if possible.

If you are unwell

  • If you’re sick, stay home. Don’t go to work or school. Don’t socialise.

  • If you have cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms call your doctor or Healthline and get advice about being tested.

  • If you have been told to self-isolate you legally must do so immediately.

Get tested if you have cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms. Tests are free

COVID-19 symptoms

Click the here for information about what it means to be be under alert level 3

22 February 2021

All of New Zealand is at Alert Level 1

Auckland joined the rest of New Zealand at Alert Level 1 at 11:59pm on Monday 22 February.

At Alert Level 1 we all need to be ready in case COVID-19 reappears in our community.

Staying at home if you’re sick is especially important at Alert Level 1. The risk of COVID-19 being spread in the community is much greater when there are no restrictions on gatherings or going out.

What to do if you’re sick

If you have cold or flu symptoms, stay home and call your GP or Healthline on 0800 358 5453 to see if you need a test.

Face coverings at Alert Level 1

At Alert Level 1, face coverings legally must be worn:

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

Who needs to wear face coverings

Click the here for information about what it means to be be under alert level 1
 
17 February 2021

Auckland is at Alert Level 2, the rest of New Zealand is at Alert Level 1

Auckland moved to Alert Level 2 at 11:59pm on Wednesday 17 February. The rest of New Zealand moved to Alert Level 1 at the same time.

At Alert Level 2, you can go to work and school, but should follow public health measures and consider others around you.If you are unwell

If you’re sick, stay home. Do not go to work or school. Do not socialise.

If you have cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms, call your doctor or Healthline and get advice about being tested.

If you have been told to self-isolate you legally must do so immediately.

Get tested if you have cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms. Tests are free

COVID-19 symptoms

Click the here for information about what it means to be be under alert level 2


 

14 February 2021

Auckland is now at Alert Level 3 until midnight Wednesday 17 February.

The rest of New Zealand is at Alert Level 2 for the same period.

At Alert Level 3, you legally must stay within your household bubble 

Aspiring Language Institute will remain close at Alert level 3 and all classes will be online via zoom. 

It’s important to protect your bubble. Keep your bubble exclusive and only include people where it will keep you and them safe and healthy. If anyone within your bubble feels unwell, they legally must immediately self-isolate from everyone else within the bubble.

Do not invite or allow social visitors, such as friends, extended family and whānau, to enter your home.

Everyday life

Stay home if you can to avoid any risk of spread. You must work from home unless you’re not able to. Children should learn at home if possible.

If you are unwell

  • If you’re sick, stay home. Don’t go to work or school. Don’t socialise.

  • If you have cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms call your doctor or Healthline and get advice about being tested.

  • If you have been told to self-isolate you legally must do so immediately.

Get tested if you have cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms. Tests are free

COVID-19 symptoms

Click the here for information about what it means to be be under alert level 3


 

7 October 2020

All of New Zealand is at Alert Level 1

Auckland joined the rest of New Zealand at Alert Level 1 at 11:59pm on Wednesday 7 October.At Alert Level 1 we all need to be ready in case COVID-19 reappears in our community.

If you’re sick

Staying at home if you’re sick is especially important at Alert Level 1. The risk of COVID-19 being spread in the community is much greater when there are no restrictions on gatherings or going out.What to do if you’re sick

Get a test if you have symptoms

If you have cold or flu symptoms, stay home and call your GP or Healthline on 0800 358 5453 to see if you need a test.

COVID-19 symptomsGetting a COVID-19 test
Click the here for information about what it means to be be under alert level 1

 

Auckland is at Alert Level 2 — there are no extra restrictions on gatherings. The rest of New Zealand is at Alert Level 1.

You will need to wear a face covering when travelling on public transport or aircraft. 
Click the here for information about what it means to be be under alert level 2

 

Auckland is at Alert Level 2 with extra restrictions

Auckland is at Alert Level 2, with extra restrictions social gatherings, funerals and tangihanga. The rest of New Zealand is at Alert Level 2.

Level 2.5 is Level 2 with some extra restrictions. It is not a new formal Alert Level. The idea is a way of highlighting that there are extra restrictions at Level 2 in Auckland.

Guidance on life at Alert Level 2

The Auckland region is everything within the Auckland Council boundary — from Wellsford in the north to Pukekohe in the south.

Auckland boundary map [JPG, 914 KB]

Restrictions for Auckland region

At Alert Level 2 in Auckland, social gatherings can have a maximum of 10 people. Social gatherings do not include customers in a store or visits to public and event venues.

Gatherings and events at Alert Level 2


Next announcement of the Alert Levels

The Government will next review Auckland’s Alert Levels on Monday 21 September. It has agreed, in principle, to move Auckland down to Alert Level 2 with eased restrictions on gatherings. The Government will make a final decision on 21 September.

If the restrictions do change, this will be at 11:59pm on Wednesday 23 September.

 
 

As of 12 noon on Wednesday 12 August, Auckland will move to Alert Level 3. The rest of New Zealand will move to Alert Level 2.

Aspiring Language Institute will close on Wednesday, all current students should stay at home

Our staff will be in touch with everyone tomorrow to inform about the plan for the rest of the week.

Stay safe everyone!

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8 June 2020

New Zealand is at Alert Level 1

The Government has announced that New Zealand can safely move out of Alert Level 2 at 11:59pm on Monday 8 June.


At Alert Level 1, everyone can return without restriction to work, school, sports and domestic travel, and you can get together with as many people as you want.

Controls at the borders remain for those entering New Zealand, including health screening and testing for all arrivals, and mandatory 14 day managed quarantine or isolation.

As we unite to recover from the effects of COVID-19, it’s still important that we keep the basic hygiene measures, including washing your hands and coughing or sneezing into your elbow.

We should all continue to keep track of where we’ve been and who we’ve seen to assist with rapid contact tracing if it is required.

Keep track of where you’ve been

We should all continue to keep track of where we’ve been and who we’ve seen to assist with rapid contact tracing if it is required.

How to keep track of where you’ve been

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