Covid-19 Daily Updates

Aug 11, 2020

Updated 23 September 2020 – PLEASE READ FULL TEXT
From 11:59 pm on Wednesday 23 September, Auckland will be at Alert Level 2. The rest of New Zealand is at Alert Level 1. Find out more on the Unite Against COVID-19 website. The Government will review the Alert Level for Auckland on Monday 5 October.

There are 3 new cases today. There are 62 active cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand (3 of these in hospital), with a total of 1,468 confirmed cases since Covid-19 appeared and 25 deaths.

At Alert Level 2, consider wearing a mask when you cannot maintain physical distance from people you don’t know. A face covering helps stop droplets spreading when someone speaks, laughs, coughs or sneezes. This includes someone who has COVID-19 but feels well or has no obvious symptoms. There is now a mandatory requirement (from 30 August) to wear a face mask or face covering when using public transport and aircraft at Alert Level 2.


  • All businesses and services (including music teachers with their own studios or those teaching pupils in their own homes) must display a NZ COVID Tracer QR code for their business at all entry points. It must be in either a prominent place or near main entrances. Get your QR poster here. You will also need to have a manual sign in register for those people without smart phones or those who choose not to use the tracer app.
  • All New Zealanders must wear a mask or face covering on buses, trains, ferries, planes, taxis and Ubers in Alert Level 2.
 A reminder of the alert levels and what they mean can be found here. 
If you have not already done so, it is recommended that you download the Covid tracer application from this site. 
If your phone does not have this capability or you prefer not to use this then you must record your movements and who you come into contact with in detail in a diary. If you operate a business or service, you MUST get and display your QR code poster (see above).
Thank you for helping to keep our communities safe. 

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