Covid-19 Alert Level 2 – a reminder
New Zealand’s Alert Levels are changing.
At 12 noon on Wednesday August 12, Auckland will move to Alert Level 3. The rest of the New Zealand will move to Alert Level 2. This was announced following four new cases of Covid-19 from an unknown source recorded in Auckland.
At Alert Level 3 there is a high risk that the disease is not contained.
At Alert Level 2 the disease is contained, but there is a risk of community transmission.
Alert Level 2: What you need to know
Alert Level 2 is not life as normal. You can still go to work and school, but you should keep your distance from other people in public, wash your hands, sneeze and cough into your elbow, keep a track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen, and wear a mask if you can.
Protect yourself and others from COVID-19
People at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 are encouraged to take additional precautions when leaving home. The Ministry of Health will continue to keep tight controls in place at our borders, test for COVID-19, and find and self-isolate anyone who is unwell, as well as their close contacts.
At Alert Level 2, people who are a probable or confirmed case of COVID-19, or who are a close contact of a case, should self-isolate for 14 days, or until cleared by a doctor.
People arriving from overseas will continue to be placed in managed isolation for 14 days, or quarantine if they are showing symptoms.
Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 should get tested — contact your doctor or Healthline on 0800 358 5453.