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Alert Level 3 - Restrict (taken from MPI)

A summary of what Alert Level 3 looks like in general for everyone.

High risk the disease is not contained.

Risk assessment

  • There are multiple cases of community transmission.

  • There are multiple active clusters in multiple regions.

Range of measures that can be applied locally or nationally

  • Stay home in your bubble, other than for essential personal movement, including going to work or school if you have to, or for local recreation.

  • Keep 2 metres apart from people you do not know outside home, or 1 metre in controlled environments such as schools and workplaces.

  • Stay within your immediate household bubble, but you can expand this to reconnect with close family/whānau, enable caregiving, or support isolated people. This extended bubble should remain exclusive.

  • Schools (years 1 to 10) and Early Childhood Education centres can safely open, but with limited capacity. Children should learn at home if possible.

  • You must work from home unless it is not possible.

  • Businesses cannot have customers on site, unless it is a supermarket, bank, primary produce retailer, pharmacy, petrol station or hardware store providing goods to trade customers, or it is an emergency or critical situation.

  • Other businesses can open premises, but customers cannot enter.

  • Low-risk local recreation activities are allowed.

  • Public facilities are closed, for example, libraries, museums, cinemas, food courts, gyms, pools, markets.

  • Gatherings of up to 10 people are allowed but only for weddings, civil union ceremonies, funerals and tangihanga. Physical distancing and public health measures must be maintained.

  • Healthcare services should use virtual, non-contact consultations if possible.

  • Inter-regional travel is highly limited, for example for critical workers, with limited exemptions for others.

  • 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. You may choose to work.

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