With the government's Level 4 Alert lockdown going in to effect from midnight tonight, Domino’s New Zealand has announced it will be closing its doors.

“We have worked tirelessly to keep our team members and customers safe, and to keep our communities and and those most vulnerable, including our elderly, safe and fed,” explained Nick Knight, CEO of Domino’s Australia and New Zealand, in a statement.

“It is with a heavy heart that I share that as of midnight tonight, Domino’s New Zealand will close its doors temporarily in response to the government’s COVID-19 Alert Level 4 restrictions.”

Knight went on to praise the government’s proactive approach to the pandemic and explain how proud he was of the Domino’s New Zealand family.

“Thank you to all of our team members for their hard work and dedication, and our customers for their unwavering support.”

The pizza chain had hoped it could continue its Meals for Seniors initiative under the Level 4 Alert lock down.

Knight noted that Domino’s would spend its final day doing what it does best. “Delivering as many piping hot pizzas as possible to those who need it most.”