Covid-19 Protection Framework

22 Oct 2021

Covid-19 Protection Framework

The Covid-19 Protection Framework is the new system for controlling the spread of Covid-19.

It is a simpler, clearer system for moving beyond lockdowns that will speed up the reopening of business and the economy.

The Framework has three levels:

  • Green - when there is some or no Covid-19 in the community
  • Orange – when there is Covid-19 at low levels within the community
  • Red – when there is a need to actively bring case numbers down in different parts of the country

Moving to the new Framework and allowing people to move around the country and beyond relies on 90% vaccination rates – delivering the message that getting vaccinated is the key way for all businesses to reopen.

Under the new Framework, support for business has been boosted -

  • Higher payments for businesses impacted by higher alert levels;
  • A doubling of the Resurgence Support Payment until the new Framework becomes operational;
  • More frequent payment times;
  • Transitional payments for businesses moving into the new Framework;
  • Business advice and mental health support for Auckland businesses through the Regional Business Partners programme.

The focus on business in the Covid-19 Protection Framework is very positive.

More information on the Covid-19 Protection Framework is here