COVID-19: New Zealand is at Alert Level 1
New Zealand moved to COVID-19 Alert Level 1 at 11.59pm on 8 June 2020.
Summary of Alert Level 1
- All primary industries and support services can operate without restrictions.
- Everyone can return without restriction to work, school, sports, and domestic travel.
- You can get together with as many people as you want.
- Borders remain closed with mandatory isolation and quarantine.
- People are asked to maintain diaries in the event of a second wave.
Help and advice during the COVID-19 recovery
As we return to life without restrictions, the impacts of COVID-19 will evolve. The focus will shift from keeping ourselves safe from the virus to the economic and social recovery of New Zealand.
The New Zealand Government website, Unite for recovery, has further information, advice, and resources:
Information for primary industry exporters
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), and New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE) continue to monitor how COVID-19 is affecting New Zealand primary industries and businesses.
Information for food businesses
There are requirements food businesses must follow to ensure their food is safe for consumers. We have information on how to meet these requirements so you can get up and running under Alert Level 1. The information includes making changes to the way you operate.
Find out more
Who to contact
If you have questions for MPI about COVID-19, email firstname.lastname@example.org