Thursday, April 25, 2024

Christchurch Mayor welcomes Alert Level 3 news

Christchurch Mayor, Lianne Dalziel has welcomed news that Christchurch will move to Alert Level 3 from 11.59pm on Tuesday 31 August.

However, she says it is important that people remain vigilant and follow the current alert level rules.

“We are fortunate that we have not had any community cases of the Delta variant in the South Island so far, but this is not the time for us to get complacent,’’ she said.

“We need to continue to follow the Government advice and stick to the Alert Level rules so that we lessen the risk of the virus taking hold in our communities.

“We need to keep using the COVID NZ tracer app to scan in when we are accessing essential services and we need to wear face masks. If everyone does the right thing then hopefully we will able to steadily move down the alert levels.’’

The Mayor said that despite the move to Alert Level 3, Council-owned facilities would remain closed.

“Facilities such as libraries and sports and recreation centres won’t re-open until we are in Alert Level 2.”

She said all essential city services would operate as normal and other Council services would be offered online, with more details to be provided early next week.

“We are well practised now at providing essential services under the different alert levels so in some ways it is business as usual,’’ the Mayor said.

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