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COVID-19 Alert Level Changes 22 February 2021

Auckland joins the rest of New Zealand at Alert Level 1.


Auckland has joined the rest of New Zealand at Alert Level 1.

WATCH:  the full announcement from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern 22 February 2021 (announcement begins at approx. 12:35)

A reminder that at Alert Level 1, face coverings legally must be worn:

  • on all public transport, including on long-distance bus and train journeys and most ferries
  • on domestic flights throughout New Zealand
  • by taxi and ride-share drivers — while it’s not compulsory for passengers to wear them, we strongly encourage you to.

NEW ZEALAND - you can find more information about Alert Level 1 here.

To keep up to date with COVID-19 announcements go to

To ensure your project is adhering to the ScreenSafe Guidelines for the Alert Level in your region go to



All productions need to ensure they are operating to the ScreenSafe COVID-19 Health & Safety Standard Protocols as they relate to your region and Alert Level. Visit the ScreenSafe COVID-19 page for the full toolkit and information on how to apply the Alert Levels to your production.

Well done to those of you who acted quickly to ensure the safety of your people and your projects with these recent rapid changes. It's great to see a continued commitment from the screen sector to follow the guidelines and keep everyone safe, and please remember we are here to offer support to help you manage these changes.

Whether you're a member or not, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us - these are extremely challenging times and we're all in it together.

Take care of yourselves and each other.

Ngā mihi,
The SPADA Executive and staff


NZ COVID-19 Page
ScreenSafe COVID-19 Page
RNZ COVID-19 Coverage
Health & Wellbeing during COVID-19
NZ COVID Tracer App - on App Store / on GOOGLE PLAY


Look after yourself, look after each other, be active with your hand washing and your contact tracing, and ask for help when you need it. 

He waka eke noa. We're all in this together.