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Covid-19 information at Alert Level 2

All of New Zealand, except Auckland, will move to Alert Level 2 from 11.59pm, Tuesday 7 September. 

What this means for Council

Customer Service

Council's customer service centre will be open.

When entering the Council building please:

  • Scan the Covid-19 QR code or sign in for contact tracing.
  • Wear a mask.
  • Sanitise your hands.
  • Keep 2m apart from other customers and staff.

Please make an appointment if you wish to meet with a staff member. 

Hokitika Library

Wednesday 8 September

The library will be open for click and collect only.

For patrons wanting to use Click and Collect while we are at Level 2, please contact the library on 03 7556208,

Thursday 9 September

The library will be open to the public, normal hours, with some adaptations to comply with the Level 2 regulations. Library users are encouraged to limit their time in the library to 30min or less. 

WiFi will be available and there will be a reduced number of APNK computers available on a first-come-first-served basis. 

There will be no programmes or events running until further notice.  Book-A-Librarian appointments for help using our digital services can be made in advance by contacting the library 03 7556208,

Transfer Stations

All waste facilities and transfer stations will be open as per normal hours of operation. See here for opening times.

When entering the facility please:

  • Scan the Covid-19 QR code or sign in for contact tracing.
  • Wear a mask.
  • Sanitise your hands.
  • Keep 2m apart from other customers and staff.

Parks, Playgrounds and Public Toilets

Parks, playgrounds and public toilets will be open. Please observe social distancing and scan the QR code at public toilets when you enter.

Planning Department

The Planning Department will begin to process LIMs again and continue with their monitoring schedule.

Building Department

Contact us to make an appointment with a staff member.

What this means for you

Alert Level 2 looks different as settings have been strengthened due to Delta. There are several new requirements: 

  • Everyone aged 12 and over must legally keep a record of where they have been when visiting certain places such as restaurants, cinemas, concerts, churches, and close-contact businesses like hairdressers.
  • A limit of 50 people applies for indoor gatherings, hospitality settings and event venues, 100 people for outdoor settings.
  • Keep 2 metres apart from people you do not know in public, and places like retail stores, libraries, gyms and museums
  • Face coverings are mandatory for everyone aged 12 and over in indoor public facilities like libraries, museums and shopping malls.
  • Face coverings are mandatory for customer-facing staff at hospitality venues and public facilities.

Keeping communities safe

Remember the golden rules:

  • If you are feeling unwell, stay home and contact Healthline about a COVID-19 test
  • Wash your hands
  • Scan QR codes
  • Turn on Bluetooth tracing on the NZ COVID Tracer app

To find out more and keep up-to-date with the current situation, visit the Covid-19 website.