We are excited with the Government’s announcement that New Zealand’s move to Alert Level 1 is effective from midnight 9th June. The announcement was made on the back of the update that New Zealand has no active cases and it has been 17 days since our last case was confirmed.
For hospitality, at Level 1 the requirements around the 3 S’s, contact tracing and gathering restrictions have all been removed. Move the furniture back in and go back to your usual service styles!
Individuals are being encouraged to download the Government Covid tracer app to help record their movements and businesses are encouraged to display their QR codes at their doors so customers can continue to keep a “digital diary”. The Restaurant Association has organised for members to be sent their QR code poster and these should be emailed to you over the next 24 hours.
Members, we’d love to hear your stories, and those of your staff and customers, as we move back into this next phase of relative normality – do send these through to us, or join the Restaurant Association facebook group to share.
We know the recovery phase is still just beginning and we are developing plans to continue to assist you through the coming months.