COVID-19 Alert Level Changes10PM TUESDAY 11 AUGUST 2020
COVID-19 Alert Levels
As of 12 noon on Wednesday 12 August, Auckland will move to Alert Level 3. The rest of New Zealand will move to Alert Level 2.
Four positive cases of COVID-19 have been detected outside of managed isolation facilities, resulting in community detection for the first time in 102 days.
In response New Zealand's COVID-19 Alert Levels are changing at 12 noon on Wednesday 12 August.
- Auckland will move to Alert Level 3
- The rest of New Zealand will move to Alert Level 2.
WATCH: the full announcement from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Director General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield(announcement begins at approx. 26:40).
From RNZ: Under level 3 in Auckland, people are to work from home unless they are essential workers, and stay in their bubbles. Bars and restaurants will have to close, and restrictions come in place for funerals and weddings.
"Travelling into Auckland is prohibited unless you normally reside there and are travelling home."
People in Auckland but not from the city can return home, but must be aware of symptoms. Anyone with symptoms is advised to get a test
All key services, including pharmacies and supermarkets remain open. Food delivery is available under level 3. Childcare and schooling is only available for essential workers.
The government would provide the public with an update on Friday.
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.
** UPDATE as of 12th August 2020 – IMPORTANT ADDENDUM FROM WORKSAFE: WorkSafe have confirmed that our ScreenSafe alert level procedure should remain the same with the addition of using masks. MORE INFORMATION HERE.
Contact your industry Guild for support as required. For more information on the Alert Levels and how this relates to your work and home life, please see below.
SPADA EXECUTIVE/STAFF SUPPORT
You have already been through extremely challenging times this year, so this announcement poses new obstacles and stresses to many members and their productions, and to the wider screen sector.
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.
The SPADA Executive and staff