Cabinet decision on Alert Level 1 due Monday
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Posted June 05, 2020
Cabinet will decide on Monday 8 June whether and when to move to Alert Level 1.
Until then, Alert Level 2 measures apply.
Alert Level 1 means everyone being able to return to work, school, sports and domestic travel without restriction, and you can get together with as many people as you want.
Controls at the borders remain for those entering New Zealand, including health screening and testing for all arrivals, and mandatory 14-day managed quarantine or isolation.
It’s also important that basic hygiene measures that worked so well through higher Alert Levels are kept going. These include washing your hands and coughing or sneezing into your elbow. Remember to remain vigilant and being aware of physical distancing when out and about amongst strangers is a good habit to keep.
We should all continue to keep track of where we’ve been and who we’ve seen to assist with rapid contact tracing if it is required. Businesses should assist customers to keep track of where they’ve been by displaying the Ministry of Health QR code.
This will be our new normal but, while we do return to pre-COVID life, we must remember we remain in a global pandemic.
Alert Level 1 Tips
If you’re sick, stay home. Don’t go to work or school. Don’t socialise.
If you have cold or flu symptoms call your doctor or Healthline and make sure you get tested.
Wash your hands. Wash your hands. Wash your hands.
Sneeze and cough into your elbow, and regularly disinfect shared surfaces.
If you are told by health authorities to self-isolate you must do so immediately.
If you’re concerned about your wellbeing, or have underlying health conditions, work with your GP to understand how best to stay healthy.
Keep track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen to help contact tracing if needed.
Stay vigilant. There is still a global pandemic going on. People and businesses should be prepared to act fast to step up Alert Levels if we have to.
People will have had different experiences over the last couple of months. Whatever you’re feeling — it’s okay. Be kind to others. Be kind to yourself.