Update: 7th December 2020


Kia Ora,

We are now well into Level 1 as we approach Christmas. While this is good news, COVID-19 will be with us for many months to come. New cases in our communities remain a possibility, as happened with this recent resurgence in Auckland. It is important we avoid complacency and remain vigilant.

QR code posters continue to be required to be on display at Alert Level 1, and you will need to be ready to support health authorities with contact tracing should new cases emerge in your community.

Public health measures will also help to reduce transmission of illness:

  • maintain your good cleaning and disinfecting practices
  • keep encouraging good hygiene standards
  • people who are unwell should stay away, and seek medical advice
  • everyone should get tested if recommended to do so by health professionals.

Face coverings are required on public transport in the Auckland Region at Alert Level 1 but continue to be an option for individuals elsewhere. However please note that facemasks are compulsory on all flights within New Zealand.

For more detailed information on public health measures for early learning at Alert Level 1, visit


Nga Mihi,