Where you can and can’t shop during alert level 3.
Here’s what you need to know about services available during alert level 3.
Essential services will remain open. This includes supermarkets, dairies, pharmacies and petrol stations.
Physical distancing rules apply. For dairies and petrol stations, this means they need to operate a “one-in one-out” policy.
Other retailers can operate provided they do so in a “contactless way”. This means taking online and phone orders. Delivery or pick-up must also be contactless.
These rules apply to big box retailers as well as other traders such as bookshops, clothing stores and garden centres.
Yes. You can order appliances – and any other consumer goods – online and get them delivered.
Cafes and restaurants can offer contactless delivery, and pick-up of food and non-alcoholic drinks. They can also operate drive-throughs. But there’s no sit-down dining as they can’t allow food to be eaten on their premises.
Food delivery services, such as Delivereasy and Uber Eats, can operate under level 3.
Services such as My Food Bag (which deliver food that’s not pre-cooked) will continue to operate.
Liquor stores can only offer contactless pick-up and delivery (provided their liquor licence allows delivery).
Stores in licensing trust areas where there’s nowhere else to buy alcohol can open their doors but must operate a “one-in one-out” policy.
Yes. Self-service laundries will remain open. However, the 2m physical distancing rule must be used.
Gyms and other exercise facilities must close until alert level 2. We expect gyms to be putting membership fees on hold as customers can’t use the facilities.
Most bank branches will remain closed. Some will open for limited hours – check your bank’s website for details. Key banking services are available – this includes ATMs, phone and online banking.
Mechanics can open under level 3 provided they don’t have any physical contact with customers. This is likely to mean arranging pick-up and delivery of your vehicle.
Yes. Tradies can do in-home repairs provided it’s safe to do so. They must keep a 2m distance from those in the house.
Rubbish collection will continue. Check your council’s website to see if recycling is being collected at level 3.
Unfortunately, libraries and other public venues will be closed under level 3.
No. Hairdressers can’t open or go to people’s homes to cut hair.
No. Movie theatres and other entertainment venues will be closed until alert level 2. When they open, they’ll have to comply with physical distancing and other rules, such as having no more than 100 people indoors.
Posties are still on the beat delivering mail.