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 has imposed an initial four-week lockdown for the country, effective 11.59pm on 25 March.
During the lockdown period, everyone, including visitors to Auckland, must remain in the home or accommodation where they were residing at midnight on 25 March – for at least four weeks. People are only able to leave their house/accommodation to access essential services, go to work if they work for an essential service, or go for a walk, or exercise in their local area while observing the 2 metre physical distancing rule. They are not allowed to gather with friends or family who are not part of their existing home/accommodation unit. See the Ministry of Health guidelines for details of restrictions for everyone in New Zealand, including mandatory self-isolation.
As our region’s economic development agency, ATEED is working with businesses impacted by COVID-19, including tourism, screen, major events, international education, retail/hospitality, manufacturing and professional services businesses.