COVID-19 update

Wellington is at COVID-19 Alert Level 1. All of New Zealand is at Alert Level 1

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Alert Level 1 means that COVID is contained in New Zealand, but we all need to be ready in case it reappears in our community.

Entry to New Zealand from all countries remains strictly controlled to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. New Zealand has quarantine-free travel bubbles with Australia and the Cook Islands (May 17), allowing travellers to go freely between safe zones without having to quarantine, providing they meet certain criteria. Special exemptions can also be granted.

Important websites

For up-to-date information about alert levels, community cases, and getting tested, visit the New Zealand Government COVID-19 website.

For up-to-date visa and travel information visit Immigration New Zealand’s website.

For more details on managed isolation and quarantine.

It is recommended that you follow the Ministry of Health’s guidelines, public health measures and consider others around you.

Information about Alert Level guidelines for New Zealand.

Protect yourself and others

There are a few simple steps that will help to protect you and others:

  1. Maintain good hygiene - keep up basic hygiene measures, including washing your hands using soap and water for at least 20 seconds and drying thoroughly, coughing or sneezing into your elbow and keeping surfaces clean.
  2. Wear a face covering - wearing a face covering helps keep you and others safe. It helps stop droplets spreading when someone speaks, laughs, coughs or sneezes. Face coverings are mandatory on public transport, domestic flights and must be worn by taxi and ride-share drivers at all Alert Levels. It’s not compulsory for taxi/ride-share passengers to wear them, but they are strongly encouraged to do so.
  3. Contact tracing - the NZ COVID Tracer app helps you keep track of where you’ve been. Using the app is one thing we can all do to help contact tracing go faster when a case of COVID-19 is detected, and stop the virus from spreading. Scan QR codes wherever you go and turn on Bluetooth tracing. The more we scan the safer we’ll be. Download the free COVID Tracer app to your smartphone from the Apple iOS store, or Google Play app store. We encourage people to use the paper-based sign-in systems available for those without smartphones or who prefer not to use apps.
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Major events and business events in Wellington

There is no limit on the number of people who can attend a social gathering or event or enter a public facility at Alert Level 1. If you would like help in regards to a future major event, please contact our Major Events team and we’ll assist you as much as we can.

For business events, including conferences, meetings, seminars, corporate events and incentive programmes, please contact our Business Events team.