Health and safety
Under all Alert Levels operating businesses must put appropriate health and safety controls in place, including physical distancing at levels 2-4. Every operating business must record details on these measures in a COVID-19 control plan.
Alert levels 1-4: what it means for you
Find out how to prepare for different COVID-19 Alert Levels 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.
The rules outlined for the building and construction sector are only applicable to certain types of work. Building and construction work is any design, manufacture, supply, consent, inspection or building work necessary for the construction, repair or maintenance of buildings and other structures, including siteworks.
Essential business in the building and construction sector
Building and construction work that meets the Government definition of an essential service is exempt from the COVID-19 Alert Level restrictions. Find out what work is deemed essential in the building and constructions sector.
Retailer and supplier information
Retailers and suppliers can sell building and construction goods to customers but must follow the restrictions.
Construction and trade sector information
Tradespeople and construction workers need to comply with requirements for building work that is carried out.
Council and Professional Services information
During Alert Levels 1-4, councils and professional services should work in accordance with the Government requirements.
Home and building owner and tenant information
Alert Level 1-4 requires all New Zealanders to comply with restrictions in place building work needs to be carried out.
Durability of materials on exposed construction sites
During COVID-19 Alert Level 4, there may be concerns over the durability of materials on exposed building sites.
Inspection and maintenance of specified systems
Maintaining buildings with specified systems under COVID-19 restrictions
Water system safety in reoccupied buildings
Ensuring water system safety in reoccupied buildings under COVID-19 restrictions.
Find out more on the Government's COVID-19 website:
If you have any questions and concerns relating to COVID-19, please call the free government helpline on 0800 779 997 (8am - 10pm, 7 days a week)
If you have any questions relating to the building and construction sector, email firstname.lastname@example.org