June 23, 2021
Wellington braces for Covid restrictions
The Wellington region, including Wairarapa and Kapiti Coast, will move to alert level 2 from 6pm today until 11.59pm Sunday in response to the weekend visit by a Sydney man who tested positive to Covid-19 on his return.
Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins no more than 100 people could now meet at one time.
That means no crowd for the Māori All Blacks v Samoa rugby match at Sky Stadium on Saturday.
Home matches for the Saints basketballers and Pulse netballers on Sunday will also be affected.
.Face masks are compulsory on public transport and people are encouraged to wear them while waiting for transport.
Schools and early childhood centres can stay open.
Cafes and bars can stay open but needed to apply the three S's – seated, separate, and having a single server.
The infected man has the highly infectious Covid-19 Delta variant, and the case has been linked to the Bondi cluster.
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