COVID-19 Member Update

30 August 2021

The Government has today announced that Auckland will remain at Alert Level 4 until 11:59pm Tuesday 14 September. Cabinet will meet to on 13 September to review the Alert Levels for Auckland. Cabinet has also decided that Northland may move to Alert Level 3 at 11:59pm on Thursday 2 September. The decision is dependent on further wastewater and further Covid testing. The rest of New Zealand south of the Auckland boundary moves to Alert Level 3 tomorrow at 11:59pm. Cabinet will meet on Monday 6 September to review Alert level 3 for the rest of New Zealand. 

Today was also the first day in several days that there was a drop in case numbers, with 53 cases in the community – all in Auckland. There is now a total of 567 active cases. 

There are now 448 locations of interest. Although this is a lot, please continue to check the locations of interest and ensure you follow the isolation and testing requirements if they relate to you or your household members. Confirmed locations of interest can be found here
Please also continue to get tested if you have any symptoms.

Please click here to find out general information regarding this outbreak.

Please click here for the guidelines for working at Alert Levels 3 and 4 that we included in our update on Friday.

Our understanding is that the Government will be releasing further information tomorrow about Level 3 requirements so we will send another update after that announcement.

EBOSS Webinar
Eboss would like you to join them 12pm tomorrow for an industry webinar discussing the reopening of building sites at Level 3 and the effect of the supply chain crisis:

Hear from industry experts: 

  • David Kelly, Chief Executive, Registered Master Builders Association
  • Bruce McEwen, Chief Executive, PlaceMakers
  • Stephen Voyle, Principal, Context Architects
  • Matthew Duder, Director, EBOSS

They'll be discussing how the industry can work with:

  • The supply chain operating with regions in split levels
  • Freight and logistics challenges
  • Increasing cost of building materials
  • Forecast future shortage of building materials
  • Staffing shortages

All builders, architects, project managers, developers, engineers, suppliers, planners and sub trades are invited to attend this free industry webinar.

Date: Tuesday 31st August
Time: 12:00pm – 12.45pm
Duration: 45 minutes
Register here:

Please look after yourselves and your loved ones and stay safe in your bubbles. 
Kia Kaha. 

David Kelly