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COVID-19 Alert Level 2 

The Wellington region is in Alert Level 2

We need your support to protect New Zealand and eliminate COVID-19. 

There are some key differences to what Level 2 looked like last time. 

For information on Alert Level 2 in other languages and formats see here: Other Languages & Formats | Alert Level 2 


What you need to know:

  • If you are sick, stay home. Do not go to work or school. Do not socialise. 
  • If you have cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms, call your doctor or Healthline on 0800 358 5453 and get advice about being tested.  
  • At Alert Level 2, there are no restrictions on who can be included in your household bubble. 
  • You can go to work, and all businesses and services can open but legally must follow public health rules. 
  • Face coverings are now mandatory at Alert Level 2 for most people visiting and working in customer-facing businesses and services like shops, museums, libraries. Staff at public-facing workplaces must also wear face coverings.  
  • Gatherings are limited to 50 people in an indoor space, and 100 people in an outdoor space. 
  • All early learning services, schools, kura and tertiary education facilities are open at Alert Level 2.  
  • Record keeping for more businesses and locations will be required for all alert levels to ensure contact tracing can happen quickly if needed. 
  • For an up-to-date list of locations of interest, head to the Ministry of Health website. 
  • If you can work from home, you should continue to do so. 
  • Even if you have been vaccinated, you still need to follow the rules to keep everyone safe.  

See all the guidance about what Alert Level 2 means on the national Alert Level 2 | Unite against COVID-19 website.   

Get Prepared

The Wellington region is an awesome place to live, but it’s a little wild. We often experience earthquakes, storms, flooding and landslides. We’re also at risk from tsunamis.

These emergencies have similar impacts.  It would be hard to get around, hard to communicate with loved ones and hard to get access to the essentials.

We’ve outlined the things you can do to prepare your household and community get through the challenging days safely, and as comfortably as possible.

Find out how at Get Prepared >

Tsunami Evacuation Zone Maps

If you feel a long or strong earthquake then immediately get out of all zones. In other cases evacuate the zones you are advised to leave.

Find the tsunami evacuation zone maps > 

Or click below to see the evacuation zones for your area:

Kāpiti Coast  |  Porirua City  |  Wellington City  |  Lower Hutt
South Wairarapa  |  Carterton  |  Masterton