Working in Auckland under Alert Level 3
Please note, if you are operating a plumbing, gasfitting or drainlaying business that is outside of the Auckland region, but you regularly work within the Auckland Region, you now require an exemption to be able to travel through checkpoints to carry out your work.
The Auckland region is everything in the Auckland Council Boundary –from Wellsford in the north to Pukekohe in the South. You can find a copy of the Auckland Boundary Map here: https://covid19.govt.nz/assets/resources/maps/COVID-19-police-Auckland-Alert-Level-3-boundary-map.jpg
Businesses based within the Boundary
If your Plumbing, Gasfitting or Drainlaying business is within the Auckland boundary then you may continue to operate. However, you should make sure that you practice good hygiene, social distancing, and wear appropriate PPE. You should also ensure that you have a means of contract tracing operating that identifies where all staff work and who they come into contact with.
Businesses based outside boundary
Travel into, out of and through the Auckland Region is heavily restricted while the region is at Alert Level 3. Police are enforcing this at checkpoints and you will be asked why you are travelling.
Some plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying businesses are based outside the Auckland boundary but carry on a lot of their work within the Auckland boundary. This is especially so for those businesses that are situated very near to the boundary.
If you are outside the Auckland region but intend to operate your business within the Auckland region then you will need to apply to the Director-General of Health for permission to travel into and out of the Auckland Region.
Applying for an exemption
To apply for an exemption to travel into and out of Auckland you need to email:
You must include:
When you apply you will be contacted when your application is received. Someone will also contact you with the outcome of the application.
ALERT LEVEL 2 & 3
The main points:
Construction Health & Safety New Zealand Trust has provided protocols for working at Alert Levels 2 & 3 on their website.