8 Mar 2021

Covid-19: Are Aucklanders getting too relaxed?

From Morning Report, 7:09 am on 8 March 2021

Auckland's out of lockdown - again - but on the same day it moved, there's a new case to grapple with.

Some are wondering if Aucklanders have become a little too relaxed in the face of the ever-present threat of Covid-19.

Auckland is now at alert level 2 - people can go to workplaces and schools are open, but there are limits on gathering sizes and no mingling at restaurants and bars.

After seven days of no community cases linked to the Papatoetoe cluster, it was an aircrew member who broke the streak and recorded the country's first case outside of managed isolation in that time.

Some in Auckland say they've grown a little tired of the yo-yoing, and have dropped their guard to some extent.

Jordan Bond reports.