Playing it safe under Alert Level 2, but we're not there yet

Under Alert Level 2 we will have more freedom of movement, but it’s up to each one of us to keep the rest of New Zealand safe. It is not life as normal, some restrictions and other measures remain in place to reduce the risk of transmission.

The government will make the decision on whether we are ready to move to Alert Level 2 on Monday 11 May. Until then, we remain at Alert Level 3.

Life at Alert Level 2 means we can resume many of our everyday activities — but we have to do so safely. 

  • All businesses can open if they can do it safely. This will help to get people back to work.

  • We can go in-store at local businesses.

  • Tertiary education facilities, schools and early learning centres will be open.

  • We can travel between regions.

  • We can safely connect and socialise with close friends and family.

  • We can visit local restaurants, cafes and bars.

  • We can return to our regular recreation activities.

  • We can celebrate life’s important moments with our loved ones such as weddings, funerals, birthdays and anniversaries.

  • Small religious gatherings and ceremonies can be held with public health measures in place.


Update on Council services

Our Council staff are examining the details the government released today of the Alert Level 2 requirements and we will be announcing changes to Council services as soon as we can.