Police Pleased With Public Response To Alert Level Changes
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Posted August 13, 2020
Media Release: NZ Police
NZ Police have been pleased with the public response to the change in Covid-19 Alert Levels in the Auckland region and across New Zealand.Nine checkpoints have been operating across Auckland’s regional boundaries.
Police are stopping every vehicle attempting to travel through each checkpoint, and speaking with every driver.
Police staff have reported that people are generally being compliant and are heeding the restrictions that have been put in place to prevent a re-emergence of Covid-19 in the community.
Police are taking a friendly but firm approach and those people who have not had valid reason for travel have been turned back.
These included people who were travelling to visit friends or family, going for a scenic drive, or trying to get to their holiday homes.
Many people will have experienced significant congestion at checkpoints and around some essential services today.
Police would like to thank motorists for their patience and cooperation.
The congestion around the checkpoints eased somewhat during yesterday afternoon and is expected to continue to improve today.
Police would like to remind Aucklanders to please look after each other and avoid non-essential travel.