On 25 March 2020, 630 PM we all received a text message from the National Emergency Management Agency Alert, which says:
From 11:59pm tonight, the whole of New Zealand moves to COVID-19 Alert Level 4.
This message is for all of New Zealand. We are depending on you.
Follow the rules and STAY HOME.
Act as if you have COVID-19. This will save lives.
- Where you stay tonight is where YOU MUST stay from now on.
- You must only be in physical contact with those you are living with.
It is likely Level 4 measures will stay in place for a number of weeks.
Let’s all do our bit to unite against COVID-19.