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:

Discover the help available for businesses and learn about best practices

International travel and arriving in New Zealand

Information about jobs and training

Community wellbeing

Stay healthy

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

A timeline of COVID-19 in New Zealand – Television New Zealand

Who to contact

If you have questions for MPI about COVID-19, email

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