Residential Pools and Spas

Auckland moves to Alert Level 3, the rest of NZ to Level 2

August 12, 2020

As of 12 noon on Wednesday 12 August, Auckland moved to Alert Level 3. The rest of New Zealand moved to Alert Level 2.

Auckland – Stage 3 Restrictions

At 12 noon on Wednesday 12 August the Auckland region will move to Alert Level 3.
This will last for at least 3 days.

Below is advice from the New Zealand Government.

Work
Under Alert Level 3, you are encouraged work from home if you can.

Travel and self-isolation
If you are currently in Auckland and do not live in Auckland, we suggest that you go home. Practise good hygiene and be conscious of your health. If you have symptoms, get a test. We recommend that you keep your bubble small.

Businesses
Businesses are able to open but should not physically interact with customers.
Essential services including healthcare, justice services and businesses providing necessities are able to open.
Bars and restaurants should close, but takeaways are allowed.

Education
Schools in Auckland can safely open but will have limited capacity. Where possible we encourage students to learn from home.

When you’re out and about
Maintain physical distancing of 2 metres outside your home, including on public transport.
It is highly recommended that you wear a mask if you are out and about.
Public transport can continue to operate with strict health and safety requirements. You should maintain physical distancing and wearing a mask.
Public venues should close. This includes libraries, museums, cinemas, food courts, gyms, pools, playgrounds and markets.

Gatherings
Gatherings of up to 10 people can continue, but only for wedding services, funerals and tangihanga. Physical distancing and public health measures should be maintained.
More Information – Level 3 Restrictions

Rest of NZ – Stage 2 Restrictions

The rest of New Zealand will move to Alert Level 2 from 12 noon on Wednesday 12 August.

Businesses
Businesses can open to the public if they are following public health guidance, which include physical distancing and record keeping.

Gatherings
No more than 100 people at gatherings, including weddings, birthdays, funerals and tangihanga.

Physical distancing
Keep your distance when out and about:
• 2 metres in public and in retail stores, like supermarkets and clothes shops.
• 1 metre in most other environments like workplaces, cafes, restaurants, and gyms.

More Info information – Level 2 Restrictions

Pool and spa industry Covid declaration

The Pool and Spa Association of New Zealand (PASA NZ) recommends members of the industry complete the PASA NZ Covid-19 Declaration which confirms actions your business is undertaking to combat and prevent the spread of Covid-19.

A Certificate of your commitment will be forwarded by email for you to display in your business, worksite and vehicles, providing confidence to your employees, customers and the general public that you are operating a Covid-19 Safe business.

PASA also recommends you forward the Covid-19 Declaration to your contacts so they can also complete and support the industry’s commitment.

 



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