29 May 2020

As it happened: Covid-19 live updates from NZ and around the world

5:24 pm on 29 May 2020

Changes to alert level two that allow people to gather in groups of up to 100 people came into force at midday today.

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This includes events at home and outside of home, and gatherings such as religious services, parties, weddings, tangihanga and funerals.

The Health Ministry revealed today that there is just one active case in New Zealand, but in a statement it reminded the country that it was important that everyone continued to play it safe with social gatherings.

"The person in charge of a social gathering must ensure records are kept for contact tracing purposes, except in cases where every person in a gathering knows each other.

"The rules of 'seated, separated, single-server' still apply for hospitality businesses, but they can now take group bookings for more than 10 people."

Faith-based gatherings and clubs will be able to operate within the limits, "as long as intermingling in common spaces can be prevented".

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