31 Aug 2020

Doing business at Alert Level 2.5 in Auckland


The Auckland region has now moved to Alert Level 2.5, a heightening of official Alert Level 2, with extra restrictions on social gatherings, funerals and tangihanga as well as the requirement to wear face coverings on public transport in Auckland.

Businesses can open if they’re following public health guidelines, which include physical distancing and record keeping. Here are some golden rules for business:

  • Reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission at work.

  • All businesses can operate if they can do so safely. Alternative ways of working are encouraged where possible.

  • Talk with your staff to identify risks and ways to manage them.

  • Ask everyone, workers, contractors and customers, with cold or flu-like symptoms to stay away from your premises and encourage them to get tested, see Auckland testing locations.

  • Keep groups of customers at least 1 metre apart, or 2 metres for retail businesses.

  • Businesses need to display a QR code and have an alternative contact tracing system, get your QR code poster here.

  • Face coverings are strongly encouraged if you are in close contact with others. You must also now wear a face covering when on public transport. This rule applies throughout New Zealand.

  • Reduce the number of shared surfaces, and regularly disinfect them.

  • Wash your hands. Wash your hands. Wash your hands.

Read more on how to do business at Alert Level 2 including further information on travel and engaging with customers. Alert Level 2 will remain in place until at least Sunday 6 September 2020 for Auckland and the rest of New Zealand. PBT is here to help Pacific businesses, entrepreneurs and sole traders and can provide advice and support. Please call our support team during weekdays at PBT on: 0800 287 7526 or email us anytime and we will reply promptly, our email is: info@pacificbusiness.co.nz.


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