Read the rules that apply indoors and outdoors.
Most recently amended: Wednesday 21 July.
- Experiencing symptoms? Stay at home and get tested.
- Keep at a distance of 1.5 metres from each other, indoors and outdoors.
- Wash your hands regularly and cough and sneeze into your elbow.
- Ensure a good flow of fresh air.
The requirement to wear a face mask applies in situations where staying 1.5 apart is impossible:
- on public transport
- at stations and airports
- in secondary schools
You can read about these rules on the National Government website.
The COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act will enter into force. The Act lays down the existing measures in law. It also gives a parliament a bigger role in the approach to tackling the virus. The new law means some measures will change. You can read about this law on the National Government website.