21 Sep 2020

The decision to move most of New Zealand to COVID-19 Alert Level 1 means it will be business as usual again at Christchurch City Council’s public facilities.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed this afternoon that all of New Zealand, apart from Auckland, will move from Alert Level 2 to Alert Level 1 at 11.59pm tonight.  Auckland will move to Alert Level 2.

“The change in alert levels is good news because it means health officials are confident they have the community cases of COVID-19 contained. The cluster of community cases in Auckland though is a reminder to us all that we need to remain vigilant because our fight against COVID-19 is not over yet,’’ says Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel.

“Under Alert Level 1, the Council’s public facilities will operate largely as normal. However, we will continue to have QR codes displayed at the entrance to all our facilities so that people can use the NZ COVID Tracer app to record their visit.

“I strongly encourage people to continue to use the tracer app as it will make it easier for health officials to respond quickly and effectively to any community outbreak of COVID-19, should one occur here,’’ Mayor Dalziel says.