Alert Level 3 Guidelines

As of 12:00pm, (Noon), Wednesday 12 August 2020, Auckland will be at Alert Level 3.
This Alert Level will remain until 12:00am, (Midnight), Friday 14 August 2020 until further notice.

The current guidelines for Auckland at Alert Level 3 are as follows:

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If you're unwell

  • If you’re sick, stay home. Don’t go to work or school. Don’t socialise.

  • If you have symptoms of cold or flu call your doctor or Healthline and get advice about being tested.

  • If you have been told to self-isolate you must do so immediately.

Personal movement

  • Under Alert Level 3 you should continue to stay in your household bubbles whenever you are not at work or school.

  • You should stay within your household bubble but can expand this to connect with close family/whānau, or bring in caregivers, or support isolated people.

  • It’s important to protect your bubble. Keep your bubble exclusive and only include people where it will keep you and them safe and well. If anyone within your bubble feels unwell, they should self-isolate from everyone else within your bubble.

  • Don’t invite or allow social visitors, such as friends, family and whānau, to enter your home.

Physical distance

  • Maintain physical distancing of 2 metres outside your home, including on public transport, when buying the groceries or exercising.


  • It is highly recommended that you wear a mask if you are out and about.


  • Under Alert Level 3, you are encouraged work from home if you can.


  • Businesses are able to open, but should not physically interact with customers.

  • Essential services including healthcare, justice services and businesses providing necessities are able to open.

  • Bars and restaurants should close, but takeaways are allowed.

Public venues

  • Public venues should close. This includes libraries, museums, cinemas, food courts, gyms, pools, playgrounds and markets.

Travel and transport

  • Travel should be restricted to permitted movement in your local area, for example going to work or school, shopping, or getting exercise.

  • You should not travel to another region for recreation or work unless you're an essential worker travelling for work.

  • You should not take a flight to another region unless you're an essential worker, travelling to do essential work.

  • Public transport can continue to operate with strict health and safety requirements. You should maintain physical distancing and wear a mask.


  • Where possible we encourage students to learn from home. Schools can safely open but will have limited capacity.


  • Gatherings of up to 10 people can continue, but only for:

    • wedding services
    • funerals and tangihanga.
  • Physical distancing and public health measures should be maintained.

Exercise and recreation

  • You can do low-risk recreation activities in your local area, for example to go for a walk or a run, a swim at the beach, a day walk or fishing from a wharf.

  • You can hunt on private land, but not on public conservation land. You should stay within your region and stick to your bubble. Overnight trips are not encouraged. You should only hunt on foot — using quad bikes, off-road bikes, helicopters and other motorised vehicles is not encouraged.

  • Boating, yachting and any team sports or training are not encouraged.

  • You can do recreational activities by yourself or with people from your bubble.

At-risk people

  • People at high risk of severe illness such as older people and those with existing medical conditions are encouraged to stay at home where possible, and take additional precautions when leaving home.

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