Move to Orange
From 11.59pm on13 April all of New Zealand will move to Orange
Over the past few weeks we’ve seen a sustained reduction in cases and hospitalisations despite the relaxation of settings. Under the COVID-19 Protection Framework, this means we can now move to the Orange setting.
There are no indoor or outdoor capacity limits at events.
Face masks are still required for many indoor settings. Inside schools, face masks are not required but still encouraged.
There are no changes to the 7-day self-isolation requirement, if you, or someone you live with gets COVID-19.
Wearing a face mask at Orange is still important, especially with capacity limits removed. Next to being vaccinated and having a booster, face masks are the best defence against COVID-19 and reduce new cases by as much as 53%.
Traffic light settings will be reviewed in mid-May.
Find out more about Life at Orange here: https://covid19.govt.nz/orange