COVID-19: Auckland at Level 3, rest of NZ at Level 2

The Auckland region moved to Alert Level 3 on 12 noon on Wednesday 12 August. The rest of New Zealand moved to Alert Level 2.

Visit for the latest information on alert levels, including an overview of restrictions in your area.

As a team of five million, we’ve done it before, and together we’ll do it again.

Our strong systems have kept us COVID-free longer than anywhere else, but there was always a chance that the virus would reappear here. That’s why we developed a plan for dealing with it based on lessons from overseas.

We’ve activated this plan immediately. As before, going hard and early is best for health and the economy.

The aim now is to quickly identify cases and stamp them out.

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