Auckland has dropped from Alert Level 3 to Alert Level 2 from midnight on Wednesday, February 17.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern made the announcement at the 4.30pm press conference on Wednesday, despite two new cases of COVID-19 in the community.

The rest of the country has dropped to Alert Level 1.

Hospitality venues – including bars, pubs and clubs – in Auckland can now reopen but must follow the 3 S rules which are seated, separated and single server.

Hospitality venues throughout the rest of New Zealand will not need to follow the 3 S restrictions.

Ardern said she still encourages New Zealanders to wear masks in public and on public transport.

For more details on the 3 S’s, click here.

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