New Zealand is now at COVID 19 Level 2 - Reduce (The disease is contained, but the risk of community transmission remains)
You will have more freedom of movement at Alert Level 2, but it’s up to each one of us to keep the rest of New Zealand safe.
To see which businesses are open visit LoveWanaka Supporting Local.
These are the most important things that you can do:
- COVID-19 is still out there. Play it safe.
- Keep your distance from other people in public.
- If you’re sick, stay home. Don’t go to work or school. Don’t socialise.
- If you have symptoms of cold or flu call your doctor or Healthline and get tested.
- Wash your hands. Wash your hands. Wash your hands.
- Sneeze and cough into your elbow, regularly disinfect surfaces.
- If you have been told to self-isolate you must do so immediately.
- Keep a track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen.
Life at Alert Level 2 means we can resume many of our everyday activities — but we have to do so safely.
- Most businesses can open if they can do it safely. This will help to get people back to work.
- We can go in-store at local businesses.
- Tertiary education facilities, schools and early learning centres will be open.
- We can travel between regions.
- Initially gatherings like weddings, funerals, tangihanga, religious ceremonies and social gatherings can have up to 10 people.
- We can safely connect and socialise with close friends and family, in groups of 10.
- We can visit local cafes and restaurants bars and pubs to have a meal.
- We can return to our regular recreation activities, at first keeping to 10 people.
For more details of what this means and which businesses can operate visit the COVID-19 website
New border measures came into place on Thursday 19 March at 11.59 pm as New Zealand closed its borders to everyone but citizens and residents. No foreign nationals will be allowed to enter New Zealand.
If you are too unwell to travel then phone 111 for an ambulance.
In Wanaka the following events have been cancelled: Warbirds over Wanaka 2020, Aspiring Conversations, the Wanaka Autumn Arts School and the Contact Epic. Follow our Facebook and Instagram to be kept up to date on what's happening in and around the Wanaka region.
Air New Zealand has cut back its domestic and international schedules and this may also have an impact on your travel plans. Please check the Air NZ website and their FAQs on COVID-19 page for further details. Check with your airline about how and when you can return home.