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Wellington will be moving to Covid-19 Alert Level 2 settings following a recent positive case that visited from Australia.
Measures will go into effect from 6pm on Wednesday until at least 11.59pm on Sunday. Public health officials will continue to give consistent updates throughout the week and into the weekend.
The rest of New Zealand will remain under Level 1 settings.
The decision comes as Ministers overviewed measures to reduce the risk of transmission of the virus spreading into the broader community.
At the settings of Level 2, people can go to work, and children can still attend school. Public health measures should be followed with consideration to others.
Keep a distance of at least two metres in public and retail stores, including supermarkets and clothing stores. In other places such as workplaces, cafes, restaurants and gyms keep at least 1 metres apart.
Cafes, restaurants and bars are allowed to continue having customers on their premises. However, requirements must be met to keep customers safe.
Masks must legally be worn on public transport and on domestic flights.
People are encouraged to wear face coverings where physical distancing may not be possible.
Those that have been at locations of interest must isolate immediately and call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for advice about testing and isolation.
If symptoms of the Covid-19 virus show, stay home and do not go to work or school. Do not socialise. People should call their GP or Healthline.
As a reminder, the Government is asking New Zealanders to use the NZ COVID Tracer App so contact tracers can track and trace the virus as quickly as possible.
Scanning reduces the spread of the virus and allows for containment of any further spread.
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