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 aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/covid-19
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As Tāmaki Makaurau moves to Alert Level 3, the Tūpuna Maunga Authority is redoubling its plea to Aucklanders to respect their Maunga.
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.