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Covid-19 – disaster management

Ia Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand is the central point of communication to and from Government and the national media for the road freight transport industry. We keep this page updated daily with information needed by road freight operators during Covid-19 outbreaks and alert level changes.

We are in ongoing discussions with the government officials putting all the measures in place during New Zealand’s response to the Covid-19 virus.


Alert levels

Auckland is in Alert Level 4 and the rest of New Zealand is in Alert Level 2.


Daily updates

Tuesday 14 September

This Advisory covers updated information on crossing the Auckland border, as well as information on ACC invoicing.

The Ministry of Transport has issued this Guidance for Employers on the Alert Level 4/2 boundary testing regime.

Friday 10 September
Advisory on border testing for essential workers

This Advisory covers advice for employers and employees on what is required for those who need to cross Auckland’s Level 4 borders for work, as well as information on testing.

The Ministry of Health has issued guidance documents. You can find advice for employers on their obligations and how to help their staff get tested here.

You can find advice for employees who are essential workers crossing the border for work who need to be tested here.

You can find information about testing options for essential workers here.

Guidance for employers on the boundary testing regime the Ministry of Transport can be found here.


Wednesday 8 September

The RTF has issued this Advisory which covers the new Public Health Order and what it says about mandatory testing of workers crossing Auckland’s Level 4 borders. This is important information for operators.


Critical information

For COVID-19 health advice and information, contact the Healthline team (for free) on 0800 358 5453 or +64 9 358 5453 for international SIMS.

The Government’s Covid-19 webpage is here.

Information for businesses is available here.


Guidance and protocols

WorkSafe previously signed off guidance and protocols developed by Transporting New Zealand, then the RTF, to help businesses. These include Covid-19 workplace protocols for road freight transport. The guidance can be found here.

The Ministry of Transport has also issued Guidance for Transport Operators, operating in Alert Level 4/3.


Advisories and media releases

RTF welcomes CoF and licence extensions