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We're back in Level 2

Okay, New Zealand, sadly we are back in Alert Level 2. These Alert Levels apply until further announcement for the Government.
Please respect the rules - it's to ensure everyone is safe. 

So here's what it means for us a nation.
First of all - please stay calm - don't panic shop, but do take the following precautions.

ALERT LEVEL 2 is not life as normal. You can still go to work and school, but you should:

  • keep your distance from other people in public (2m rule applies)
  • wash your hands
  • sneeze and cough into your elbow
  • keep a track of where you've been and who you've seen (keep a pad handy in the car if you don't track it on your mobile)
  • wear a mask if you can.

People at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 are encouraged to take additional precautions when leaving home.

PLEASE: if you are unwell, stay home. Don't go to work or school. Don't socialise.

  • If you have symptoms of cold or flu call your doctor or Healthline and get advice about being tested.
  • If you have been told self-isolate you must do so immediately.

BUSINESSES: Can be open to the public if they are following public health guidelines, which includes physical distancing and record keeping. Please don't be offended if you're asked for your contact phone number - this is to keep you and the other 5-million Kiwis safe.

GATHERINGS: No more than 100 people at gatherings, including weddings, birthdays, funerals and tangihanga.

PHYSICAL DISTANCING: Keep your distance when out and about:

  • 2 metres in public and retail stores, like supermarkets and clothes shops
  • 1 metre in most other environments like workplaces, cafes, restaurants and gyms.

MASKS: At Alert Level 2 the risk of COVID-19 being present in the community is higher. You should wear masks in situations where physical distancing is not possible, like on public transports or in shops.

Resthomes across New Zealand are in various levels of Lockdown

Please check as visits from family may not be allowed

Rest homes across New Zealand are in various levels of lockdown due to the vulnerability of their residents. They are not taking any chances.
Aged care facilities throughout New Zealand may close their doors to everyone except staff and essential deliveries. Please, understand that this is incredible difficult for people with loved ones in these facilities - but this is the best way to protect and look after them.

Handy tips on how to make a mask

Below are a couple of ideas on how to make a face mask

These are ideas on how to make a mask - it doesn't have to be expensive to make. If you can wear a mask - please do. This not only helps lessen the risk of COVID-19 but it also helps with the general spread of flu/cold, as we are currently in Winter - the season for colds and viruses.

Supermarket Shopping

All of our supermarkets in Cambridge are open for business. Each supermarket will have their own Health and Safety Policy, so please respect this! Let's keep everyone safe, together.


  • #shopnormal - please shop like you normally would and remember this no need to stockpile.
  • Be kind - With everything else happening in the world aside, let's continue to be kind and considerate towards other shoppers, staff and one another.
  • Limiting customer number in stores to ensure everyone has space to shop safely. Where possible only send one person per family to do your shopping.
  • Be respectful of the limits on products. Sadly, people have started to panic buy - there is enough for everyone. There will be limits on some foods - Flour, Rice, Dry Pasta, Canned baked beans and spaghetti, UHT Milk, Frozen Vegetables, Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Personal Wash, Hand Sanitiser, Paracetamol, Household Cleaners, Period Products, Baby Formula. There's also a limit on Wine and Beer. 

Please know that our food supply chain is robust. The supermarkets are working hard to ensure all the grocery items New Zealand households might need are on the shelf and readily available. Together we've got this.

Register with Neighbourhood Support

Be a part of our community

We'd love for you to register with Neighbourhood Support, and we've made it very easy to do. 

All you have to is click the button below and fill out the form that will pop up, confirm that you're not a robot, save and you'll receive an email back from us to welcome you to Safer Cambridge, your local Neighbourhood Support Group.
Welcome - you're now part of our wonderful community.

Touch base if you need help

Please, we are here to help, and if you need assistance of any kind - email us and we'll get back to as soon as we can.

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Accessible Information

Information and advice in other formats for people with particular accessibility needs are available on the Covid-19 Government Website.

Advice in New Zealand Sign Language - click here

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