Current alert levels and what they mean for you

If you're unwell

  • If you’re sick, stay home. Don’t go to work or school. Don’t socialise.
  • If you have symptoms of cold or flu call your doctor or Healthline and get advice about being tested.
  • If you have been told to self-isolate you must do so immediately.

The alert levels are:

  • Level 1 – Prepare
    Disease is contained
  • Level 2 – Reduce
    Disease is contained, but risks of community transmission growing
  • Level 3 – Restrict
    Heightened risk that disease is not contained
  • Level 4 – Eliminate
    Likely that disease is not contained

Auckland is currently at level 3 - Restrict

The level 3 measures are:

  • New Zealand's borders are closed to almost all travellers.
  • There are restrictions on gatherings of more than 10 people and these are only permitted for wedding services and funerals and tangihanga.
  • Travel is restricted. You can travel within you your local area, for example going to work or school, shopping, or getting exercise. 
  • Physical distancing on public transport (e.g. stay at least one metre away from other passengers and leave the seat next to you empty if you can). You are enouraged to wear a face covering.
  • Roadblocks are in place on the boundary of the Alert Level 3 region.
  • Where possible students are encouraged to learn from home. Schools can safely open but will have limited capacity.
  • You can do low-risk recreation activities in your local area.
  • People at high risk of severe illness such as older people and those with existing medical conditions are encouraged to stay at home where possible, and take additional precautions when leaving home.

The rest of New Zealand is currently at level 2 – Reduce.

The level 2 measures are:

  • New Zealand's borders are closed to almost all travellers.
  • There are restrictions on mass gatherings and events.
  • Physical distancing on public transport (e.g. stay at least one metre away from other passengers and leave the seat next to you empty if you can).
  • Limit non-essential travel around New Zealand, which means cutting non-essential domestic travel to help us track and contain any spread of COVID-19 – every unnecessary movement gives COVID-19 a chance to spread.
  • Employers start alternative ways of working if possible (e.g. remote working, shift-based working, physical distancing within the workplace, staggering meal breaks, flexible leave arrangements) and business continuity plans are activated(external link).
  • People over 70 years of age, people who have compromised immunity or people who have underlying respiratory conditions stay at home as much as they can.
  • Schools will be closed if there is a case that affects a school.

Source: Covid19.govt.nz (external link)

For CCS Disability Action this means:

  • Our services are open across the country but as of midday 12th of August our Auckland branch will be closed. We encourage you to pick up the phone or send us an email, rather than coming into a branch. If you need to come into a branch outside of Auckland, you will be expected to observe social distancing practices.
  • We ask that all Mobility Parking Permit applications are completed by post or online. Please get in touch with us if you're unsure how, we are here to help.
  • If you are supported by us, we ask that you read the information we have prepared for all people we support.
  • If you have any concerns or queries about your support, contact your usual coordinator.
  • Our teams are continuing to prepare to work flexibly as required, so we can continue to offer you high quality and person-directed support.
  • We continue to provide support, advocacy and information to disabled people and their whānau across the country.
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