Construction re-starts in Auckland at Alert Level 3

Safely return to work in building and construction at Alert Level 3

Auckland has now moved to Alert Level 3, allowing much construction work to re-start.

Building and construction work can be done provided Alert Level 3 distancing and hygiene measures are taken.

At Alert Level 3, everybody who can work from home should do so and businesses that require close physical contact cannot open.

Where working remotely is not possible, on-site work is permitted only if appropriate health and safety and physical distancing measures are in place for both workers and building occupants.

At Alert Level 3, employees must stay 1 metre apart on site; employees can go into someone's home to work if they are a tradesperson but they should stay 2 metres apart from everyone in the home.

Information on what, and how, work can be carried out at Alert Level 3:

Operating at Alert Level 3(external link) -

Working in people's homes at Alert Level 3(external link) -

Alert Level 3 operating protocols(external link) -

Working safely at Alert Level 3(external link) -

Follow beforeUdig protocols before beginning any ground work(external link)

Business travel for building and construction at Alert Level 3

If your business can operate at Alert Level 3, it's not automatically assumed that you or your workforce can cross the boundary. You will need to apply for permitted business travel regardless or have evidence that your reason for travel is permitted.

The permitted reasons for travelling across the Alert Level 3 and 2 boundary for building and construction remain the same as for the Alert Level 4 and 2 boundary.

Business travel for building and construction(external link) -

Last updated: 22 September 2021