Alert level 1 information for the building and construction sector

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During COVID-19 Alert Level 1, work can be carried out as normal in the building and construction sector.

New Zealand moved into COVID-19 Alert Level 1 on Tuesday 9 June. All areas of the building and construction sector can continue as normal with appropriate health and safety measures in place. Businesses and worksites will still need to have a COVID-19 control plan in place and ensure they are following public health measures.

Meeting health and safety measures

To operate under Alert Level 1, businesses must still have a COVID-19 control plan in place to protect employees and customers. Read more information about health and safety measures.

Construction and trade sector information

At Alert Level 1, all work and national travel is permitted for the Building and Construction sector, provided a COVID-19 control plan is in place. Read more about the construction and trade sector under level 1.

Retailer and supplier information

At Alert Level 1, retailers and suppliers can sell building and construction goods to all customers with appropriate public health measures in place. Read more about retailers and suppliers under level 1.

Council and professional services information

At Alert Level 1, councils and professional services can perform their usual functions with appropriate public health measures in place. Read more about councils and professional services under level 1.

Home and building owner and tenant information

At Alert Level 1, home and building owners and tenants may carry out DIY repairs and maintenance, go to a hardware shop and hire a tradesperson. Read more about how owners and tenants can comply with level 1.

 

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: