Alert Level 2 is not life as normal. You can still go to work and school, but you should:
- keep your distance from other people in public
- wash your hands
- sneeze and cough into your elbow
- keep a track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen
- wear a mask if you can.
Protect yourself and others from COVID-19
COVID-19 Alert Level Summary
Find the most recent up to date information on New Zealand's Alert Level here
Information for businesses
What you need to know
At Alert Level 2, businesses can open to the public if they are following public health guidance, which includes physical distancing and record keeping.
It’s really important for everyone to play their part and track their movements and interactions with others.
The NZ COVID Tracer app is for your customers to track their movements.
For some workplaces, you will need to keep contact tracing records of anyone who will have close interaction for example workers, contractors or customers.
If you are unsure of your requirements or how to manage contact tracing records under Alert Level 2, you can call the business advice helpline on 0800 500 362.
Where to find COVID-19 information
Council Business List
Help and advice
Recovery Plan for the Tararua District
When a major event occurs, councils and other agencies must create what is known as a Recovery Plan – how we transition from “response” to the new “business as usual”.
To help understand what this recovery plan includes we have made an action summary for our community to view showcasing what we have completed, are doing and have in the pipeline.
Download the PDF here: Recovery-Plan-Action-Summary-September-2020.pdf (86KB pdf)
Previous Plans are available below:
Update 4, 4 August 2020: (82KB pdf)Recovery-Plan-Action-Summary-3-August-2020.pdf (84KB pdf)
Update 3, 3 July 2020: Recovery-Plan-Action-Summary-3-July-2020.pdf (82KB pdf)
Update 2, 2 June 2020: Recovery-Plan-Action Summary-2-June-2020.pdf (87KB pdf)
First action summary, 25 April: Recovery-Plan-Action-Summary-5-April-2020-1pm (389KB jpg) (83KB pdf)
During the COVID-19 pandemic Tararua District Council established a emergency operations centre (EOC). The "Journey" below shows the key dates and achievements that came from this work.
On 24 April, MSD’s new online recruitment tool to connect employers with people looking for work went live. Employers will be able to list jobs on the platform and anyone looking for work (both MSD and non-MSD jobseekers) will be able to register and apply for them directly. https://www.jobs-during-covid.workandincome.govt.nz/hello
Let us know you are operating so that we can promote locally that you are open
Tararua District Council gathered a list of local businesses who were trading at Alert Level 3 and beyond so that these could be promoted locally.
Visit www.tararuadc.govt.nz/LoveLocal to access this list.
Let us know you are operating by emailing LoveLocal@tararuadc.govt.nz or you can phone us on 06 374 4080 or 06 376 0110.