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Auckland transitions to Level 1

Auckland transitions to Level 1

Auckland joins the rest of New Zealand at Level 1 from 8 October!

The good news is that with no community cases for the last week the Government yesterday confirmed that alert level settings will change at 11.59pm on Wednesday 7th October as follows:

  • Auckland will move to level 1
  • The rest of the country will remain at level 1.

Changes to settings at our Auckland care centres

In Auckland, visiting restrictions will now be lifted in line with level 1 settings. Bookings and limits on visitor numbers will no longer be required. Please check with your care centre for updated visiting hours.

Screening will remain in place and face coverings or masks are recommended but no longer mandatory. Visitors must continue to follow the Ministry of Health’s and the care centre’s infection prevention and control measures, for example hand hygiene and physical distancing. If you are unwell, please ensure you do not visit the care centre.

Resident outings will be facilitated but again, please check with the care centre staff before planning an outing.

Changes to settings at our Auckland retirement communities

At level 1 life as usual can resume for our Auckland independent and serviced apartment residents.

All village common facilities are now open again. Visitors will still need to sign in using either EVA or the manual register.

Changes to settings outside of Auckland

Outside of Auckland, there are no changes to measures currently in place at our care centres or retirement communities.

Continue to play it safe

Viruses such as COVID and the flu are easily spread by close contact with people who have symptoms. Infection can also be passed touching surfaces or objects with droplets and transferring them to your mouth, nose, or eyes.

So please stick to the golden rules to keep everyone safe.

  • If you are sick, stay home. Please do not visit
  • Wear a mask or face covering, if you can
  • Practice good personal hygiene: wash your hands; sneeze and cough into your elbow; regularly disinfect shared surfaces
  • Maintain a 2-metre physical distance from those you do not know
  • If you have cold or flu symptoms call your doctor or Healthline and make sure you get tested. If you are told by health authorities to self-isolate, you must do so immediately and make your village manager aware
  • Keep track of where you have been and who you have seen to help contact tracing if needed

If you are concerned about your wellbeing or have underlying health conditions, work with your GP to understand how best to stay healthy or call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

Thank you

A huge thank you once again for your support, understanding and cooperation!

The success we have had at keeping our villages COVID-free is due to the cooperation and support we have had from our residents, their families, and our team. Thank you.