Moving to Alert Level 2 – What it means for you

This afternoon, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that the country outside of Auckland will move down alert levels to Alert Level 2 from 11:59pm tomorrow, Tuesday 7th of September. Auckland will remain at Alert Level 4 for at least another week, where this will be reviewed again next Monday, the 13th of September.


What does Alert Level 2 look like?  

  • Key public health measures still apply. Wash your hands, sneeze into your elbow, and stay home if you’re sick
  • Clean high-touch areas regularly with disinfectant.
  • Remember to have your NZ COVID Tracer App QR code displayed at your workplace entrance or on your work vehicle. To order a poster or reprint one, click here. You must also legally have an alternative system for those that do not have access to the NZ COVID Tracer App, you can print yours here.
  • Physical distance of 1 metre between those you work with
  • Physical distance of 2 meters for strangers – courier drivers, delivery drivers etc


If in doubt, refer to the golden rules for businesses at Alert Level 2:

  • All businesses can operate if they can do so safely.
  • Talk with your workers about how you will keep them and others safe from exposure to COVID-19.
  • Ask everyone — workers, contractors and customers — with cold or flu-like symptoms to stay away from your premises.
  • Keep workers 1 metre apart and customers in retail businesses 2 metres apart.
  • Keep groups of customers at least 1 metre apart, or 2 metres for retail businesses.
  • Businesses are legally required to display a QR code and provide an alternative contact tracing system.
  • We recommend workers wear a face covering if they are in close contact with others.
  • Reduce the number of shared surfaces, and regularly disinfect them.
  • Wash your hands. Wash your hands. Wash your hands.
  • Follow all other health and safety obligations.


Remember ventilation makes such a huge difference to how infectious a Covid case is to others.


Face Coverings

At Alert Level 2, you are required to wear a face-covering when you cannot maintain physical distance from others, e.g in crowded indoor places. You are legally required to wear a face-covering when accessing essential services, health services, on public transport, or on a flight. 


Traveling between Alert Levels
From 11.59pm on Thursday, the Ministry of Health will be implementing surveillance testing for those crossing the Auckland border for essential work. This won’t be a cost for businesses or workers. Workers will be expected to have had a test in the last 7 days and must show proof of it. For information about the Auckland boundary please view the boundary map.


Ordered any HazardCo products since the 17th of August?

If you’ve ordered any product from us over the last few weeks, the courier may have stored it at their distribution center. They will re-deliver once we move to Alert Level 2. If you need this urgently, please call the support team to organise redirection.


For a more in-depth look at Alert Level 2, download our Induction poster below:


It’s important to us that you’re healthy and safe during this time, so get in touch if you’d like to chat, you can give us a call on 0800 555 339 or email

Stay safe,

The HazardCo team

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