Life may look very different if the country moves to Alert Level 2 next week, but not all of the changes flagged by the Prime Minister may happen all at once.
Jacinda Ardern says with such a big change there could be a phased approach, with riskier activities delayed a bit longer.
Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters says the phasing of Level 2 will be kept to a minimum.
Paul Goldsmith is the National Party spokesperson for finance.
He speaks to Kim Hill.