Local Government COVID-19 Response Update – Tuesday 21 September 2021  

Today’s update 

Auckland will move to Alert Level 3 at 11.59pm tonight.  

Northern Hauraki has been moved to Alert Level 4 until 11.59pm Friday 24 September. A map of the area included can be found here 

The country excluding Auckland and northern Hauraki, remains in Alert Level 2.  

The alert level settings will be reviewed by Cabinet on Monday 4 October 2021.   

From 11.59pm tonight, the maximum indoor gathering limit at Alert Level 2 will increase from 50 people to 100 people.  

The Public Health Order is expected to be released later tonight. As such, we hope to provide you with further guidance on tonight’s alert level setting changes in tomorrow’s update.  

Advice for northern Hauraki   

Any person who has resided in northern Hauraki, worked indoors in the specified area, or visited a household location or indoor gathering in the specified area between 8 Sept and 20 Sept must isolate at home, and contact Healthline to organise a test if they have either been at a location of interest or developed symptoms. 

Further advice can be found in the s 70 order here 

Information on current cases, COVID-19 test sites and economic support  

There are 14 new cases of COVID-10 in the community, including a household contact in northern Hauraki. The other 13 are in Auckland. All but one of today’s cases have been epidemiologically linked to existing cases.  

If you have cold and flu symptoms, please get tested. Available testing sites can be found here 

Locations of interest can be found here, this is being updated as soon as information is available.  

Economic assistance is available for those impacted by the lockdown, more information is available on the Unite Against COVID-19 website 

Public Health requirements for council meetings  

Advice on relevant provisions of the Public Health Order as they relate to council meetings can be found in the Response Unit update for Friday 10 September 2021 published on the Local Government Response Unit webpage.  

Guidance on mandatory record keeping at Alert Level 3 and lower 

Many businesses and Many businesses and locations are now required to take steps to ensure people can easily make a record when they visit. 

The Privacy Commissioner has provided guidance on how to comply with the requirements of the Privacy Act while complying with the new record keeping requirements.  

Visit the Unite Against COVID-19 websiteto get information on mandatory record keeping. 

Epidemic notice remains in force 

The Epidemic notice was renewed on 8 September 2021 and will remain in place for three months. More information of the provisions in the notice are outlined in previous Response Unit updates, which can be viewed on the Local Government Response Unit webpage.