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COVID-19: Building and construction sector guidance

Find out how to work at different COVID-19 Protection Framework settings (traffic light system) if you work in the building and construction sector or for a council, are a retailer or supplier to the sector, or are a homeowner or renter requiring work to your property.

Regional travel

From 15 December 2021 – People travelling out of Auckland will need to be fully vaccinated, or have a negative test 72 hours prior to departure, to leave Auckland and visit other parts of the country. A business travel document will not be required.

This requirement will remain in place during the core summer period, until 17 January 2022.

General information relating to COVID-19

The COVID-19 Protection Framework

The Government has announced the next stage of the COVID-19 response plan to provide a pathway out of lockdown and give vaccinated New Zealanders more freedom.

Find out how to prepare for different COVID-19 Protection Framework settings if you're in the building and construction sector, a retailer or supplier to the sector, a homeowner or renter, or work for a council.

Health and safety

Under the COVID-19 Protection Framework operating businesses must put appropriate health and safety controls in place. Every operating business must record details on these measures in a COVID-19 control plan.

Bringing critical workers to New Zealand

Building maintenance

More information

Advice and resources for businesses on keeping workers and others safe from COVID-19, operating safely at different COVID Protection Framework settings and financial support available can be found on the Government's COVID-19 website

If you have any questions and concerns relating to services and support, visit contact and support information -

If you have any questions relating to the building and construction sector, email

This information is published by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Chief Executive. It is a general guide only and, if used, does not relieve any person of the obligation to consider any matter to which the information relates according to the circumstances of the particular case. Expert advice may be required in specific circumstances. Where this information relates to assisting people: