This new approach to COVID-19 will introduce more freedoms for vaccinated New Zealanders.
At 11:59pm on 2 December, all of New Zealand will move to the COVID-19 Protection Framework.
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COVID-19 Protection Framework uses a 3-level approach to manage COVID-19 in the community:
We can move up levels when needed to control outbreaks. The framework is more flexible than the current Alert Level system. It provides vaccinated people more freedom.
At all levels, businesses, retail, and public facilities will generally be able to remain open for vaccinated people. Businesses that only open to vaccinated customers pose a lower risk.