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COVID-19 Alert Level Changes

Auckland is now at Alert Level 3 until midnight Wednesday 17 February. The rest of New Zealand is at Alert Level 2 for the same period.


Three positive cases of the UK variant of COVID-19 have been detected outside of managed isolation facilities, resulting in the above Alert Level changes. Ardern said the alert change came out of an abundance of caution and would be reviewed every 24 hours.

WATCH:  the full announcement from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Director General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield 

AUCKLAND - you can find more information about Alert Level 3 here.

REST OF NEW ZEALAND - you can find more information about Alert Level 2 here.



All productions need to ensure they are operating to the ScreenSafe COVID-19 Health & Safety Standard Protocols as they relate to your region and Alert Level. Visit the ScreenSafe COVID-19 page for the full toolkit and information on how to apply the Alert Levels to your production.

We can appreciate that this may feel a little like a repeat of early 2020, however we have previous experience to guide us, along with the regulations and supporting documentation to keep everyone safe. 

Please remember we are here to offer support to help you manage these changes. Whether you're a member or not, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us - these are extremely challenging times and we're all in it together.

Take care of yourselves and each other.

Ngā mihi,
The SPADA Executive and staff


NZ COVID-19 Page
ScreenSafe COVID-19 Page
RNZ COVID-19 Coverage
Health & Wellbeing during COVID-19
NZ COVID Tracer App - on App Store / on GOOGLE PLAY


Look after yourself, look after each other, be active with your hand washing and your contact tracing, and ask for help when you need it. 

He waka eke noa. We're all in this together.