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Retail stores operating under Level Three are still pushing Government for a firm date to reopen.
New Zealand will switch to a new traffic light system to suppress Covid when all DHBs reach a 90 per cent vaccination rate.
Businesses will be able to operate at any level — but with increased health and safety measures in the orange and red zone.
But Retail New Zealand's CEO Greg Harford told Andrew Dickens we also need a date for when the population must hit the vaccine target.
“Setting that date will create a sense of urgency. People who are sitting there and thinking ‘I’m not so sure if I need to rush into this’, the reality is we do. Businesses are under pressure, families are under pressure.”