Safe Services

The move to Alert Level 3 is seeing a change of how Tauranga businesses are now operating.

Many business that were forced to close during lockdown, have now come up with ways to open, with many offering contactless or delivery services.

Many of the rules remain the same as they did when New Zealand was placed into lockdown in March.

People must work from home if they can.

Where that is not possible businesses may re-open but must comply with health and safety requirements around physical distancing and contactless engagement with customers.

Businesses can only be accessed by the staff, and without a customer facing function, such as building and construction or forestry can open under strict health and safety and physical distancing rules, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said when she announced the new Alert Level 3 rules on April 16.

Businesses that are accessed by the public or customers such as retail, hardware stores and restaurants can open but only for online or phone purchases and contactless delivery or click and collect.

Sun Media is working with local business to provide a comprehensive list of 'Safe Services'.

This will be available on the Tauranga City App under a new 'Safe Services' tab.

People can download the app and add their own safe service to the list.

A full list of local businesses remaining open is on the Tauranga City App, available from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. SunLive also has a separate 'CORONAVIRUS' category for all the latest local and national updates.

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