COVID-19 and working
at the current Alert Level

Updated Wednesday 22nd September 2021: Auckland and Upper Hauraki are at Alert Level 3. The rest of New Zealand is at Alert Level 2.
A review of Alert Levels will happen on Monday 4th October.


Construction businesses must follow health and safety protocols and guidance detailed below. These protocols will be regularly updated to reflect Government requirements for businesses.

Alert Level 3 & 2

Auckland and Upper Hauraki is at Alert Level 3
The rest of New Zealand is at Alert Level 2

The New Zealand COVID-19 Construction Protocols provide ‘how to’ guidance which sit below the COVID-19 Standard for New Zealand Construction Operations. These protocols are live documents, 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

Download Level 4 ProtocolsDownload Level 3 ProtocolsDownload Level 2 ProtocolsDownload Level 1 Protocols

Residential Construction Protocols

Download the Residential Construction Protocols

Download Level 4 ProtocolsDownload Level 3 ProtocolsDownload Level 2 ProtocolsDownload Level 1 Protocols

Display Home Protocols

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

No Level 4 Protocols for Display HomesDownload Level 3 ProtocolsDownload Level 2 ProtocolsDownload Level 1 Protocols

Travelling between regions with different COVID-19 Alert Levels

Construction businesses wanting to travel and work between regions with different Alert Levels will need to be assessed

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COVID-19 contact classification process

Do you know what to do if a Worker on-site becomes a COVID-19 contact?

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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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Where to get help?

CHASNZ

Email: info@chasnz.org
Free Phone: 0800 CHASNZ (242 769)

Registered Master Builders Association

Email: rmb@masterbuilder.org.nz
Free Phone: 0800 762 328

Master Plumbers

Email: info@masterplumbers.org.nz
Free Phone: 0800 502 102

New Zealand Certified Builders Association

Email: info@nzcb.nz
Free Phone: 0800 237 843

Civil Contractors New Zealand

Email: stacy@civilcontractors.co.nz
Mobile: 021 786 479

Site Safe

Email: comments@sitesafe.org.nz
Free Phone: 0800 SITE SAFE (748 372)

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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