Covid Minister: Auckland could see restrictions eased before 90 per cent target

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 22 Oct 2021, 5:41PM
Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins. (Photo / NZ Herald)
Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins. (Photo / NZ Herald)

Covid Minister: Auckland could see restrictions eased before 90 per cent target

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 22 Oct 2021, 5:41PM

A bit of a tease for Auckland.

The region's being told it could see easing of Covid-19 restrictions before it reaches its 90 per cent vaccination target.

Under the Government's new traffic light system, businesses will be able to open under all three colours, including red.

But people will need vaccination certificates to go to hospitality settings, gyms and hairdressers.

It'll kick into gear once district health boards reach the 90 per cent vaccination target.

And Auckland can move to the "red" setting when its three DHBs get there which could be early December.

Covid Response Minister Chris Hipkins told Andrew Dickens that doesn't mean Auckland's restrictions will remain as they are until then.

“We’ll keep things under review and where there are additional changes we can make that make life a bit easier for people in Auckland, we’ll do that.”

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