New Zealand moves to Orange from midnight 13th April

This afternoon, COVID Response Minister Chris Hipkins announced that New Zealand will move to traffic light setting Orange from 11:59pm tonight, Wednesday 13th April. 

The same guidelines around isolation and managing COVID-19 still apply. For more guidance visit here.

A quick summary of Orange settings:

  • There will be no limit for outdoor gatherings.
  • There will be no limit for indoor gatherings.
  • You do not need to wear a face mask outdoors.
  • Other face mask rules remain unchanged – Remember research shows that mask-wearing reduces new COVID-19 cases by 53%

You can read more about life at Orange, and what this means for you here. The next review of the traffic light settings will be in mid-May.

Remember to complete your COVID-19 Site Safety Plan at Orange alert settings.

We are also here to support you, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with our advisory team if you would like further information on the Covid-19 restrictions and how they impact you. Give us a call on 0800 555 339 or email

Please note that our HazardCo communications are guidance as per the official Government, Ministry of Health, and WorkSafe New Zealand advice.

Stay safe,
The HazardCo Team

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