COVID-19 Update: Country-wide Alert Level 4 lockdown continues
The entire country remains at Alert Level 4 until midnight on Tuesday, August 31. It has also been signaled that Auckland is likely to remain in lockdown for at least a week after that, likely two. More details on how boundaries between regions at different alert levels is expected tomorrow.
That is to provide reassurance from a full 14-day cycle and the Government is continuing to assess the situation on a weekly basis after Tuesday.
It says testing must continue at pace, and vaccination rates must also increase to help the country get a clearer picture of the outbreak and deal with future ones.
Today, Friday, August 27, there have been 70 new community cases, bringing the total of active cases to 347. More than 1.1 million people have been vaccinated in New Zealand to date.
Please continue to check the locations of interest if you have been identified as a contact by being in the same place at the same time as someone who has the virus. Isolate and call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.
From September vaccination bookings will be open for anyone over the age of 12.
On Monday, August 30 the Government will share more detail on how borders between regions at different alert levels will operate. Unless you are an essential worker, you may not cross a boundary and you must have travel exemption documents, which you can apply for from midday this Sunday.
For latest updates from us please see our dedicated site covid19.ema.co.nz and from 8am Monday, for specific queries please call AdviceLine on 0800 300 362, otherwise call the Business Helpline on 0800 500 362.