Covid-19: What you can do at step 2 of Alert Level 3

Source: 1News

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced that at 11.59pm next Tuesday, Auckland will move to step two of Alert Level 3.

A person making a purchase at a store.

Parts of the Waikato currently in Alert Level 3 will move to step two of the current phased system from 11:59pm Tuesday, November 2.

These are the extra things people living in those areas will be allowed to do:

  • retail can open, with customers keeping two metres apart, and staff and customers required to wear face coverings.
  • public facilities like libraries and museums can reopen, with face coverings required and people keeping two metres apart.
  • outdoor gatherings of up to 25 people can go ahead, with the removal of the two-household restriction. Physical distancing is strongly encouraged to help prevent the virus spreading between households.
  • outdoor organised exercise classes, like yoga and bootcamps, can expand to 25 people, including instructors, with two-metre physical distancing required.
  • All other restrictions remain as in step one.
  • The rest of the country remains at Alert Level 2.

    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern made the announcement on Monday, after 162 new community cases were reported, a new record high.

    Auckland has been in Alert Level 4 or 3 lockdown for 11 weeks. So far, 75 per cent of eligible New Zealanders are fully vaccinated.