The government shared earlier today the work that has been done on updating the COVID-19 Alert Levels.
You will find the updated levels here.
The Prime Minister advised that we need to start preparing for what might come next and how the next level will look for business and our industry.
ALERT LEVEL 3
The principals of ALERT LEVEL 3 are to RESTRICT and also referred to as the ‘Recovery Room’.
Primarily Kiwis need to remain staying at home to save lives.
The key differences moving from ALERT LEVEL 4 to ALERT LEVEL 3:
There will be a move from essential businesses to safe businesses (business will put in place hygiene, cleaning regimes and social distancing).
Workers and businesses
Most, but not all businesses can start to open under Alert Level 3. They must take health measures to keep their workers safe.
More detailed guidance for sectors will be made over the coming days.
Businesses must have a plan, more will be announced on a self-accreditation system next week.
Early Childhood Education Centres and Schools (up to year 10) will be opened for children of parents that need to work.
For children that are able to, they are encouraged to stay home and continue distance learning.
Restrictions remain and should stay regional. Inter-regional travel is highly limited.
There was no indication given on when we will move out of ALERT LEVEL 4 to ALERT LEVEL 3.
The World Health Organisation have recently released more detailed food safety guidance for food business, you will find this information on our website here.