Emeritus Professor Des Gorman says a lack of detail from the Government today on the next steps for the country is predictable but disappointing.
Auckland's current restrictions are continuing for another two weeks.
Gorman told Andrew Dickens the Government had to balance the chorus of experts wanting Level Four with the reality compliance is slipping.
He says he's disappointed because what we needed today was clarity - with timelines and what the endgame looks like.
“Mothers and fathers homeschooling, the people whose businesses are going bust, people whose jobs are at threat, people whose mental health is deteriorating, they didn't need ‘tune in on Wednesday and Friday and we’ll tell you the next instalment,’ they needed clarity, they needed hope.”