What’s open for Auckland parents during level 3

With Auckland re-entering Level-3 COVID-19 lockdown, we thought we'd give you a refresher of what you "can" and "cannot" do as parents during Level 3.

12th August 2020 The Auckland region is from Wellsford in the north to Pukekohe in the south.

Cannot

Congregate in public places as these are now  closed, including playgrounds, libraries, museums, pools, markets, and food courts.

Can

Access all medical treatments, vaccinations and medicines that you need to stay well, whether or not you have COVID-19. If you are concerned about any aspect of your or your family's health, call your GP. Your doctor may offer you a consultation by text, email, phone or video. This is to stop person-to-person contact. If, however, your doctor feels you need a consultation in person, this will be organised for you. You are allowed out during Alert Levels 3 to access medical support. You can drive to a medical centre or hospital. Just call first so you know what to do when you get there. For example, you may be asked to use a particular entrance, or to wait outside in your car until you are called.

Cannot

Visit attractions.  Fun parks are closed including Rainbow's end, The Auckland Zoo, Stardome, Kelly Tarltons, Motat, Snow Planet, all cinemas, Archie Brothers and Thrill Zone.

Can

Practise good hygiene, washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and using antibacterial hand gel when out. Maintain physical distancing and re-form your family bubbles.

Cannot

Leave the Auckland area to go on holiday or for a day out. You also can't come into the Auckland area from outside, as you will then be required to isolate for 2-weeks.

Cannot

Go physically shopping for non-essentials, most shops will be closed, with the exception of supermarkets and pharmacies, dairies and petrol stations. Shops like The Warehouse, Baby City, Farmers, Warehouse Stationery, and Noel Leeming are all closed.

Can

Shop for everything you need online, both for delivery or contactless click and collect. Some businesses can stay open as long as there is no physical interaction with customers, so make sure you check which shops are open before you head out.

Cannot

Send your children to school, unless you are an essential worker, then your kids can go to school or daycare. For everyone else, homeschooling is now back on.

Can

Wear a mask, although it is not mandated but recommended that when out, you wear a mask. This can be disposable, reusable,  homemade or even a scarf. Make sure you are wearing the mask correctly, this means covering your nose and mouth. Face masks should not be worn by young children or people who cannot remove them without assistance or anyone who struggles with breathing.

Cannot

Go out for dinner. Restaurants and bars will be closed to dine-in customers, though some places will be able to offer takeaways.

Can

Access PlunketLine. If you have questions about your child or baby’s health or wellbeing on 0800 933 922and speak to a Plunket nurse. Plunketline runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Other services like KidsLine (call 0800 54 37 54 (0800 KIDSLINE) for young people up to 18 years of age (24-hour service), the family violence information line (call 0800 456 450 to find out about local services or how to help someone near you), and Family Services 211 Helpline (0800 211 211) are also available for anyone who needs them.

Cannot

Participate in community sport. Training for rugby and football in the Auckland region have been cancelled, and games will only go ahead on weekends if restrictions are lifted. Check with your club or local sporting organisation for more details.

Can

Partake in low-risk recreational activities - think walks and bike rides, just try to stick to your local area.

Cannot

Visit our elderly in rest homes, as it is important they are are safely kept away from any potentially infected people.  

If you're out of Auckland and in a level 2 area, we have everything parents need to know here.

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