Auckland back at Alert Level 3 and rest of country at Alert Level 2

Feb 14, 2021

With three positive COVID-19 cases in the South Auckland, the Government has announced that as a precaution Auckland will go to Alert Level 3 for the next 72 hours from midnight tonight, February 14.

All other parts of the country will move to Alert Level 2 for the next 72 hours. Alert levels across the country will be reviewed every 24 hours.

Borders will be around the Auckland Region, and information on travel for business purposes and the Business Travel Register is available here.

The register will generate Business Travel Documents (BTD) for workers to display at checkpoints. The BTD includes a QR code, which enables Police to verify the document digitally against the register.

For permitted activities there is no requirement to register for travel, nor are travelers required to carry the system issued BTD; there are a variety of forms of evidence that can be provided at checkpoints.

However, the BTD will be a standard document recognised by Police that can be displayed from the vehicle and will therefore speed up monitoring of and passage through checkpoints.

This system will be available on Monday 15 February. Those travelling for personal reasons should visit the Ministry of Health’s website.

For more information please see the EMA’s dedicated site covid19.ema.co.nz, call AdviceLine on 0800 300 362, or the Business Helpline on 0800 500 362.

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