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Bay of Plenty region and all of New Zealand at COVID-19 Alert Level 1

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All of New Zealand at Covid alert level 1 (1)

Stay safe during Labour Weekend Please remember to take all the usual precautions this Labour Weekend. Long weekends and fine weather are a great opportunity to socialise – but keep doing those good hygiene practices to protect our hard won gains. for all updates: www.covid19.govt.nz

If you’re sick

If you have cold or flu symptoms we recommend you stay home, and call your doctor or Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for advice about getting tested.

 

Symptoms include:

  • a new or worsening cough
  • a fever of at least 38°C
  • shortness of breath
  • sore throat
  • sneezing and runny nose 
  • temporary loss of smell.

These symptoms do not necessarily mean you have COVID-19. The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as colds and flu.

Shortness of breath is a sign of possible pneumonia and requires immediate medical attention.

Less common symptoms

Some people may also have less common symptoms such as only: 

  • fever
  • diarrhoea
  • headache
  • muscle pain
  • nausea and vomiting
  • confusion and irritability.

If you have any of these symptoms, contact your doctor, Healthline or your iwi health provider.

Time for symptoms to appear

We do not yet know how long symptoms take to show after a person has been infected, but current World Health Organization assessments suggest that it’s 2 to 10 days.

All of New Zealand at Covid alert level 1

Please stay home if you are sick and take normal precautions. For the latest update, always check www.covid19.co.nz

Although we are al level 1, it is still important to practice good hygiene and be vigilant for any symptoms. If you are concerned, contact your GP or Healthline 0800 611 116 

School holiday travel at Covid alert levels 1 and 2

Face coverings are mandatory on public transport within Auckland, and on all inter-regional public transport journeys to, from and through, the Auckland region. This includes flights, and inter-regional buses or trains. People outside Auckland are encouraged to wear masks on public transport. www.covid19.govt.nz

Stay home and don’t travel if you are sick. Instead call your doctor or Healthline for advice. Get tested if you are asked to.

If you’re away on holiday and start to feel unwell with symptoms similar to a cold or the flu, self-isolate and call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for advice.

Continue the good hygiene, physical distancing, and contact tracing practices that have helped restrict the spread of COVID-19 so far.

We strongly encourage Aucklanders who leave the region to ‘take their Alert Level with them’. This means maintain physical distancing, avoid large gatherings, and wear a face covering in crowded or confined spaces such as shops or on public transport.

For those visiting Auckland, while you are in Auckland gatherings are restricted to a maximum of 100 people and you must wear a face covering on public transport.

Bay of Plenty remains at Covid alert level 1

Auckland is at Alert Level 2. The rest of New Zealand is at Alert Level 1. We ask that everyone continue with the good hygiene and contact tracing practices that have helped contain the spread of COVID-19 so far. for the latest, www.covid19.co.nz

If you have cold or flu-like symptoms, please stay home and call Healthline for free on 0800 358 5453 or your doctor for advice about getting tested. Remember, it is free to get tested.

The school holidays are coming up and everyone can travel, but please be cautious and considerate, particularly if you plan to travel to, from, or through Auckland. 

Stay home and don’t travel if you are sick. Call your doctor or Healthline for advice on getting tested, and get tested if you are asked to.

We ask that everyone continues the good practices that have helped restrict the spread of COVID-19 so far: handwashing, sneezing into your elbow, keeping your distance from people you don’t know, and tracking your movements.

Wearing a face covering helps keep you and others safe. Face coverings are required on public transport within Auckland, and on all inter-regional public transport journeys to, from and through, the Auckland region. This includes flights, and inter-regional buses or trains.

We strongly encourage Aucklanders who leave the region to ‘take their Alert Level with them’ by continuing to avoid gatherings of over 100 people and wearing masks on public transport. For visitors to Auckland, remember that gatherings are restricted to 100 people and you must wear a face covering on public transport.

 

Bay of Plenty is at Covid alert level 1

Auckland remains at a higher alert level than the rest of the country. be aware of this if you are travelling to or through Auckland. For the latest advice, www.covid19.co.nz

At alert level 1:

Stay home if you are sick. Call Healthline or your doctor for advice on getting tested. Get tested if you are asked.
If you have cold or flu-like symptoms, please do not travel. Stay home.
Only Aucklanders are still required to wear a face covering on public transport, but others outside of Auckland are encouraged to do so. Wherever you are, face coverings are encouraged where physical distancing is difficult.
Wash and dry your hands regularly. Cough or sneeze into your elbow.
Keep track of your movements, using the NZ COVID Tracer app if you can. We need everyone to do this at all Alert Levels, not just if there are cases in your area. This is because when a case appears, we need to trace their movements for up to two weeks prior.
Businesses must continue to display QR codes.