Frequently asked questions about COVID-19 and primary industries

Find answers to the latest questions about working within New Zealand's COVID-19 Alert Levels.


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Auckland has now moved from Alert Level 2 to join the rest of New Zealand at Alert Level 1.

Businesses and workers need to continue to comply with the Government’s COVID-19 alert level settings and observe any protocols for their particular industry.

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Register to travel


The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has developed a Business Travel Register to enable businesses and organisations to request travel documents for permitted activities. You can also use the register to seek an exemption to travel from the Director-General of Health if your business activity does not appear on the permitted activities list referred to above.

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The Business Travel Register will generate Business Travel Documents for workers to display at checkpoints. This includes a QR code, which enables Police at the cordon to verify the document digitally against the travel register. It is important that you register your businesses for travel.

If you requested and received Business Travel Documents during Alert Level 3 in Auckland earlier in February, you can use those documents.

More information

Primary sector businesses can contact MPI for more information.

Freephone: 0800 00 83 33

Email: info@mpi.govt.nz 

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