COVID-19 Building and construction sector update


With Auckland still operating at Alert Level 4, and the rest of New Zealand now operating at Alert Level 3, it is wise to take advantage of the many resources available to assist businesses in this complicated environment.


MBIE has released information on building and construction at Alert Levels 3 & 4 including restrictions to keep workers safe, limiting interaction with customers, and helping prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

The guidance covers:

  • Business travel within Alert Level 3
  • Travel between Alert Levels 3 and 4
  • Information needed for a construction business travel exemption
  • Information for councils and professional services
  • Building consenting evidence 

Visit MBIE's Building Performance website


A reminder for all construction companies to check the CHASNZ website to familiarise themselves with the:

  • COVID-19 Standard for New Zealand Construction Operations
  • Protocols for working at Alert Levels 3 & 4 

Visit the CHASNZ website


Worksafe has compiled comprehensive information on managing health and safety while operating businesses at Alert Levels 3 & 4. All businesses and services must continue to eliminate or minimise work-based health and safety risks so far as is reasonably practicable. This includes businesses and services whose workers are working from home. 

  • What is expected of businesses and services
  • Operating safely – what you need to think about
  • Public health requirements
  • Face covering requirements
  • Information for workers
  • Checking that people are safe and well for work
  • Managing supply issues of PPE 

Visit the Worksafe website


Throughout the lockdown period, it is more important than ever to keep New Zealand’s network service operating as normal and avoid fibre cuts throughout this period. Construction companies are requested to exercise caution and be reminded of the importance of using beforeUdig. 

Access the free online beforeUdig service

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