Alert level 3 information

What your business needs to know about operating at Alert Level 3

New Zealand has a 4-level COVID-19 Alert System, with each Alert Level outlining the measures we need to take to keep us all safe. New Zealand will move to Alert Level 3 on Monday 27 April at 11:59 pm. Find out what this means for your business below

Alert levels summary

The Alert Levels are determined by the Government and specify the public health and social measures to be taken in the fight against COVID-19. Learn more about what each level means here

Alert level 3

Returning to work at Alert Level 3 

SiteSafe has developed a five-step guide for returning to work at Alert Level 3, including the processes that must be followed by each business. Learn more

Checklist for moving to Alert Level 3

The Southland Chamber of Commerce has prepared practical steps to look after your people rather than the operation of your organisation as a business. Learn more

Operating at Alert Level 3

The expectations for your business being able to operate safely at Alert level 3. Learn more

NZ Chartered Accountants

Information on what Alert Level 3 means for New Zealand Chartered Accountants, including how to plan for operations at this level. Learn more

Education facilities

Alert Level 3 FAQs for Schools and Early Learning Centres prepared by the Ministry of Education. Learn more


Information to help prepare retailers for operations at Alert Level 3. Learn more


Information on transitioning from Alert Level 4. Learn more

Accommodation guidelines

Together, Tourism Industry Aotearoa and MBIE have created guidelines for Accommodation providers to follow at Alert Level 3. Learn more

Hospitality COVID-19 Toolkit 

Information to help assist and inform the hospitality sector around the implications of COVID-19 on their businesses and employees. Learn more

Construction Protocols 

Guidance for New Zealand Construction operations. Learn more

Road Transport Forum 

Information for road freight operators in response to COVID-19. Learn more

Plastics NZ 

Information on the daily checks and processes you need to have to operate at Alert Level 3. Learn more

Banking Practices

The New Zealand Bankers Association has prepared a Code of Banking Practice, with smarter banking and other useful resources. Learn more

Staying safe on-site

Guidelines prepared by Concrete NZ for protocols for the industry to follow at Alert Level 3. Learn more

Building and construction

Essential information by Building Performance on operating at Alert level 3. Learn more

Ministry of Primary Industries

Specific information for all sectors on operating at Alert Level 3. Learn more

Cleaning and disinfectant products

At alert level 3 it is recommended that thorough hygiene practices are implemented, including regularly disinfecting surfaces. Here are some of the businesses that can supply bulk disinfectant and spray bottles. If you know of others, please let us know so we can add them to the list below:

Southern Hospitality - 0800 503 335

OfficeMax - 03 214 7257

NZ Safety Blackwards - 0800 660 660

Bidfood, Invercargill - 03 214 9994

Farmlands - 03 211 1955 

Clean-Biz - 03 218 8169

Trents (to existing account holders) - 03 218 7059

Farm Source - 03 218 9067 

It is recommended that you make contact with the business directly to check they have what you need.

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