Level 1 information

Information last updated 9 June 2020 

Alert Level 1 guidance

For the most part Alert Level 1 is very much a return to business as usual for you with good hygiene practices, with people who are unwell staying away remaining a priority. 

Under Alert Level 1:

  • No specific public health requirements, so Centres will no longer have to maintain an indoor temperature of 18 degrees Celsius (although this remains a good practice)
  • Restrictions on personal movement, so all children and staff continue to be safe to go to their service
  • No requirement to keep a contact tracing register – just continue with the usual practice of having visitor and attendance registers
  • Physical distancing is not a requirement but where possible or practicable is encouraged when you are around people you don’t know.
  • No restrictions on numbers at gatherings or on physical activities including cultural and sporting activities, practices and events.

Centres should also:

  • Ask sick people to stay home (and to phone Healthline on 0800 611 116 or their GP to get tested if they have cold or flu symptoms).
  • Regularly wash and dry hands, and to sneeze / cough into elbows.
  • Provide soap, water and the ability to dry hands.
  • Regularly disinfect shared surfaces.
  • Ensure stringent self-isolation of those who display relevant symptoms of COVID-19, test positive for COVID-19, have been in close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19, or have been overseas in the last 14 days – Ministry of Health information for self-isolation.


At all levels, upon advice from the local medical officer of health, any educational facilities connected to a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19 must close on an individual or group basis for 72 hours to allow contact tracing, and then potentially for a further 14 days.

You can find further Ministry of Education guidance and licensing information here – Licensed-Services-Alert-Level-1-Guidance (1)