7 May 2020

Coronavirus: More information on Alert Level 2 coming today

From Morning Report, 7:10 am on 7 May 2020

Today we'll find out what life will look like if Cabinet agrees to loosen lockdown restrictions next week, and move to Alert Level 2.

There are existing guidelines about what would be allowed - but the Prime Minister says they may end up looking quite different as a lot more is now known about the coronavirus.

Schools would open to all students, hospitality venues could re-open under certain conditions and larger weddings and funerals could be held.

Under the current guidelines domestic travel would still be limited to "essential" - but the tourism industry is hoping ministers have heard their pleas, and their assurances they could operate safely under Level 2 rules.

RNZ's political editor Jane Patterson reports.