Wednesday, 18 August 2021 13:35

No change to Level 4 settings - HortNZ

Written by  Sudesh Kissun
HortNZ say they have been advised that the settings for Level 4 remain the same as those used in Level 4 in 2020. HortNZ say they have been advised that the settings for Level 4 remain the same as those used in Level 4 in 2020.

Horticulture New Zealand says it has now been officially advised by the Ministry for Primary Industries that the settings for this Alert Level 4 are the same as those used last year in Level 4. 

However, because this strain of Covid is far more virulent, more precautions need to be taken, it says.

There is no requirement to register with MPI as an "essential business or service".

You will be considered a Alert Level 4 business or service, if you are one of the following:

* Primary industries (food and beverage production for both domestic consumption or export, plus the relevant support services) and veterinary and animal health and welfare services. It also includes businesses transporting freight.

* Pest management services, key elements of pulp and paper plants and solid fuel. 

* Services involved in diagnostics for critical businesses or services like biosecurity, food safety, or public health.

However, independent retailers and greengrocers cannot open for customer access in Level 4 but can operate contactless delivery services. 

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