A Reminder of Alert Level 3 Rules

With more than half the country able to move to Alert Level 3 after midnight on Tuesday 31 August, it’s good to remind yourself of the business guidelines and obligations under this Alert Level.

The Government’s Golden Rules for businesses at Alert Level 3

  • If your business requires close physical contact it cannot operate. Physical distancing rules apply and you may therefore need to re-organise the business to enable you to maintain physical distancing.
  • Your staff should work from home if they can.
  • Customers cannot come onto your premises. Unless you are a supermarket, dairy, petrol station, pharmacy or permitted health service. Hospitality businesses can provide contactless delivery and kerb-side takeaway/ Click&Collect.
  • Your business must be contactless. Your customers can pay online, over the phone or in a contactless way. Delivery or pick-up must also be contactless.
  • Basic hygiene measures must be maintained. Physical distancing, hand washing and regularly cleaning surfaces. Workers must stay home if they are sick.
  • You must meet all other health and safety obligations.

For full guidance on doing business at Alert Level 3, visit the Government COVID-19 website.

For tips on moving to Alert Level 3, click here.