Life in Level 1: What New Zealanders can and can't do under new restrictions

New Zealand will move to Covid-19 Alert Level 1 at midnight, meaning there will be another new way of living for New Zealanders to get used to.

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Jacinda Ardern announced today the shift at midnight from Alert Level 2. Source: 1 NEWS

Here are some of the changes that will come into force at midnight tonight. 

How life will change:

Restrictions on businesses and services will be lifted.

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Jacinda Ardern says NZ will further ease its coronavirus restrictions tonight. Source: 1 NEWS

Rules governing hospitality outlets will be lifted.

There will be no physical distancing rules, and limits on gatherings will be removed.

Crowds will be allowed at sports matches and church services.

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Community sport can resume without restrictions.

Physical distancing is no longer required on air travel or public transport.

Border controls remain in place, with compulsory managed quarantine for anyone entering the country.

Only New Zealanders and permanent residents and their families are allowed to enter the country.

Increased hygiene is expected of all New Zealanders.

The golden rules of Alert Level 1

If you're sick, stay home.

If you have cold or flu symptoms call your doctor.

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Jacinda Ardern stressed the importance of a "sustained effort" as the country moves to Level 1. Source: 1 NEWS

Wash your hands.

Sneeze or cough into your elbow and disinfect surfaces.

Isolate immediately if told to by authorities.

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If you have underlying conditions, talk with your GP about precautions.

Keep track of where you've been.

Stay vigilant.

Be kind to others and to yourself.