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Source: Tourism New Zealand

This week there have been confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Auckland region. This has resulted in Auckland being moved to alert level 3 and the rest of the country to alert level 2 for at least three days with further decisions being made today, 14 August 2020.

We all have a role to play being extra vigilant to stop the spread by following the Ministry of Health guidelines. We have done this before, and we can do it again. 

How we’re supporting the tourism sector 

  • This week we refocused an existing industry webinar to provide an update on the current COVID-19 situation. While it’s early days it was great to be able to get together to have this discussion and answer your questions.  If you’d like to view this webinar, its available on our webinar recordings page.
  • Our domestic webinar on Monday, 17 August will also be refocused to also include a COVID-19 update and answer your questions. Tourism New Zealand Chief Executive Stephen England-Hall and General Manager Domestic, Bjoern Spreitzer will also discuss our domestic activity, learnings to date and whats next for the campaign. Register on our industry webinar series page
  • The tourism advisory support service is still available to you free of charge if you haven’t taken up the offer yet. This service will also soon also be extended to include a new phase of support designed to increase digital capability and planning. 
  • It’s important to keep connectedAs New Zealand’s response evolves we will keep you updated on our activity and support. We’ll be providing regular updates through Tourism News, please sign up to make sure you’re kept up to date.  

Other resources  

  • COVID-19: Information for businesses is the government’s central resource to help businesses with updates about COVID-19 and guidance. 
  • Unite Against COVID-19 is the central place for information from the New Zealand Government about COVID-19, including information on financial support that is currently available and requirements for businesses at different alert levels. 
  • Ministry of Health provides the latest updates, information and advice on COVID-19, including public health guidelines for businesses and services. 

We know this is a challenging time and Tourism New Zealand is here to support the tourism sector how we can. Please take care of yourselves and your whānau. If you have any questions or feedback please contact us.