About the COVID-19 Protection Framework

Play, active recreation & sport under red, orange and green

Your Setting will depend on where you are in New Zealand.
The current Setting for your region can be found here.

Red is designed to protect at-risk people and the health system from an unsustainable number of hospitalisations. Orange is designed to reduce increasing community transmission that is putting pressure on the public health system and at-risk people. Green is designed to minimise the cases of COVID-19 community transmission. Under Green, community transmission is limited, hospitalisations are at a manageable level, and the health system is ready to respond. Contact tracing, good hygiene and sanitation, and home isolation will continue as key tools to minimise the spread of the virus. Localised lockdowns may be considered if there is a rapid growth in cases.

See the new protection framework summary here.


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