COVID-19 in Auckland

Read below for updates on COVID-19 in the Auckland region and news about council services and support. For full information on Auckland Council facility closures, visit

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COVID-19 22 Oct 2021

Council backs business through COVID-19 battle

The council has agreed to extend the postponement of rates for ratepayers impacted by COVID-19

COVID-19 7 Oct 2021

Risks reduced for Waiheke and Aotea Great Barrier islands under new Alert Level 3 rule

A new health order under Alert Level 3 means that travel to Waiheke and Aotea Great Barrier islands for recreation is prohibited unless you are a resident of either of the islands.

COVID-19 6 Oct 2021

Mayor Goff celebrates Auckland’s 85 per cent first vaccination milestone

Mayor Phil Goff says 85 per cent of eligible Aucklanders receiving their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is a good milestone to have reached but there are still 15 per cent—or over 200,000 eligible Aucklanders needing to get vaccinated, so they are protected in time for Christmas. 

COVID-19 5 Oct 2021

Mayor Goff welcomes vaccine certificate announcement

Mayor Phil Goff has welcomed the government’s announcement that vaccine certificates will be adopted in New Zealand and required at high-risk events from November.

COVID-19 4 Oct 2021

Mayor Goff on Alert Level announcement

Mayor Phil Goff says that changes from Wednesday to Auckland’s alert level restrictions are modest but will be welcomed by many as a low-risk way of reconnecting with family and friends, and it’s good to have a roadmap setting out removal of restrictions as more people get vaccinated.

Business / Economy 24 Sep 2021

Support for hospitality sector from Auckland Council at Alert Level 2

Fast-tracking new street trading licences and extensions to food-only dining applications are available to Auckland businesses as they prepare for Alert Level 2 trading.  

COVID-19 22 Sep 2021

Tūpuna Maunga Authority amplifies plea: Respect your Maunga during lockdown

As Tāmaki Makaurau moves to Alert Level 3, the Tūpuna Maunga Authority is redoubling its plea to Aucklanders to respect their Maunga.

Mayor 20 Sep 2021

Mayor Goff welcomes move to Level 3, urges Aucklanders to get vaccinated

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says the government’s decision, guided by expert health advice, to move the city to COVID-19 Alert Level 3 will be a relief for Aucklanders who have done their bit to keep New Zealanders safe.