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Cabinet Updates Alert Levels Decision

Cabinet Updates Alert Levels Decision

Posted October 18, 2021
Health , Government

Media Release: New Zealand Government

COVID-19 update from the New Zealand Government

Monday, 18 October 2021

Auckland update
Auckland will remain at Alert Level 3, Step 1 for a further two weeks until at least 11:59 pm, Monday 1 November. Cabinet will next review Auckland’s Alert Level on Monday 1 November.

Term 4 commenced today, with schools and kura open for tamariki in Years 1 to 10 whose parents or carers need to go to work and have no available options for childcare. All young people in Years 11, 12 and 13 should learn from home.

Waikato update
Waikato will remain in Alert Level 3. The Alert Level setting will be reviewed on Friday 21 October.

People should continue monitoring and get tested if showing any symptoms. This is still a time to be vigilant.

Most people are not permitted to travel out of the Waikato Alert Level 3 and Police continue to carry out patrols and spot checks to ensure those travelling are permitted to do so.

Northland update
Northland will move to Alert Level 2 for from 11:59 pm, Tuesday 19 October.

At Alert Level 2, schools and businesses can open and people can go back to work but must follow public health rules.

These include:
wearing a face covering outside of the house
scanning and keeping a record of visits and travel, and
keeping up physical distancing and good hygiene practices like handwashing.
People in Northland showing any symptoms of COVID-19, even if mild, are encouraged to come forward and get a test. This will provide assurance there are no undetected cases are present in the community.

It’s recommended Northlanders who haven’t yet been vaccinated should go and get their shot.