Like the rest of the world, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland is adjusting to life amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

While Auckland and New Zealand is renowned for its manaakitanga (welcoming spirit), in a bid to ensure our country is as protected as possible from COVID-19, the New Zealand Government implemented an 4-level Alert System which specifies the public health and social measures required to fight COVID-19. 

As of midday, Friday, 12 March, New Zealand is at Alert Level 1. 

Alert Level 1 means that the disease is contained in New Zealand, but we all need to be prepared in case COVID-19 reappears in the community.

It is important that you use basic hygiene measures, including washing your hands, coughing or sneezing into your elbow and cleaning surfaces. You should also keep track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen – if you have a smartphone, use the NZ COVID Tracer app with Bluetooth enabled. This helps with rapid contact tracing if it’s required.

Wearing a face mask is mandatory on public transport in New Zealand at all Alert Levels.

It is recommended that you follow the Ministry of Health’s guidelines, public health measures and consider others around you. To find out more, visit the COVID-19 website here

As our region’s cultural and economic development agency, Auckland Unlimited is working with businesses impacted by COVID-19, including tourism, screen, major events, international education, retail/hospitality, manufacturing and professional services.

We are committed to contributing to Auckland’s and New Zealand’s recovery in the current global COVID-19 environment.  

We also want to remain connected with our valued international partners and provide information for people who had plans to visit our shores, or to study, work, invest or do business in Auckland. 

For general advice on keeping yourself well and minimising your risk of getting sick see the Ministry of Health guidelines.