Covid Response Update

All of New Zealand is at “Orange” traffic light setting.

At Orange, there will be community transmission of COVID-19, with increasing risks to vulnerable communities, and pressure on the health system. Read more information about life at Orange >.

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Covid-19 Orange

Summary of life at Orange

Our region is at ORANGE LIGHT because:

  • Community transmission with pressure on health system.
  • Whole of health system is focusing resources but can manage – primary care, public health, and hospitals.
  • Increasing risk to at-risk populations.

General settings

  • At Orange, you can continue to do everyday activities, but we need to protect our vulnerable communities.
  • You must wear a face mask in many indoor locations. You do not need to wear a face mask outdoors.
  • You can visit cafes and bars, attend gatherings and events, and go to the hairdresser and gym. There are no capacity limits or distancing requirements at venues.
  • Workplaces and schools can open.
  • To protect yourself, your whānau and your community, keep up healthy habits.

For more information see Unite Against Covid - Life at Orange.