COVID-19 and working at the current alert level

Update Monday 21 September: Auckland will move to Alert Level 2 on Wednesday 23 September at 11:59pm. The rest of New Zealand will move to Alert Level 1 at 11:59pm tonight. You must wear a face mask on all public transport. See the COVID-19 website for more details. Construction businesses can continue working under Alert Levels 2 - however they must follow health and safety protocols and guidance detailed below. These protocols will be updated to reflect current understanding of government requirements for business

The New Zealand COVID-19 Construction Protocols provide a ‘how to’ guidance which sit below the COVID-19 Standard for New Zealand Construction Operations. These protocols are a living document which will be kept updated by a working party of health and safety practitioners from across industry and can be adapted on a site by site basis.

Download the latest standards document

Vertical and Horizontal Protocols

Download Protocols for Vertical (Commercial) and Horizontal (Civil) Construction
(updated 13 August)

Download Level 1 ProtocolsDownload Level 2 Protocols

Residential Construction Protocols

Download the Residential Construction Protocols (updated 25 August)

Download Level 1 ProtocolsDownload Level 2 Protocols

Display Home Protocols

Download the protocols relating to Residential Construction Display Home and Selection Centre Limited Operation

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Tools and Resources

These useful resources outline standards and protocols for health & safety standards across all COVID-19 Alert Levels

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Mental Health

MATES in Construction is here to support our industry right across New Zealand and can provide necessary information and resources

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Where to get help?

Registered Master Builders Association

Free Phone: 0800 762 328

Master Plumbers

Free Phone: 0800 502 102

New Zealand Certified Builders Association

Free Phone: 0800 237 843

Civil Contractors New Zealand

Mobile: 021 786 479


Free Phone: 0800 CHASNZ (242 769)