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 alert level system which specifies the public health and social measures required to fight COVID-19. 

As of 11.59pm, Wednesday, 7 October, New Zealand is at Alert Level 1. 

Alert Level 1 means that the disease is contained, but we all need to be prepared in case COVID-19 reappears in the community. You must practise good hygiene and physical distancing and keep track of where you have been.  

You do not have to wear a face mask at Alert Level 1. However, you are encouraged to use a face mask on public transport and when you cannot maintain physical distance from people you do not know, for example in supermarkets.  

At Alert Level 1, you can gather with as many people as you want. 

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 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.

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.