With no new COVID-19 cases for the 12th consecutive day, all social distancing measures may be lifted next week.


  • On 3 June, the Prime Minister announced that the nation may shift down to Alert Level 1. This means that all social distancing measures could be lifted to return the country back to pre-pandemic normality, with the exception of reopening New Zealand’s borders.
  • Under level 1, there is no requirement for physical distancing or limits on the number of people allowed in places like bars, clubs, churches, and sports venues.
  • The government will work with large-scale event organisers to develop a voluntary “COVID code”, which would help authorities in contact tracing if needed.