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This page has been set up to give you the latest council and community updates and any affected services as a result of COVID-19


Which council services are still operating?

As of Tuesday 9 June, New Zealand is in Level 1 which means all council services are operating without restrictions.

We will continue to provide a QR code at the entrance to our council buildings to help you keep a digital diary of where you have been, however, we no longer require you to sign-in to access our services, such as the library.

We will continue to provide hand sanitiser and encourage you to use it as we enter the cold and flu season.


What can I do to support local businesses?

Carterton has already been doing a fantastic job of supporting our local businesses. We know some of them will continue to feel the effects of Covid-19 for quite Fill You Heart With Local Love FBsome time, so it’s important we keep putting our money where our heart is – in Carterton!

For a list of the fantastic Carterton businesses you can support, visit and

For Carterton businesses seeking support – you may be eligible for a one-off small business grant. Visit…/community/community-funding/ to apply.


What are the Golden Rules of Alert Level 1?

The Golden Rules for everyone at Alert Level 1

  1. If you’re sick, stay home. Don’t go to work or school. Don’t socialise.
  2. If you have cold or flu symptoms call your doctor or Healthline and make sure you get tested.
  3. Wash your hands. Wash your hands. Wash your hands.
  4. Sneeze and cough into your elbow, and regularly disinfect shared surfaces.
  5. If you are told by health authorities to self-isolate you must do so immediately.
  6. If you’re concerned about your wellbeing or have underlying health conditions, work with your GP to understand how best to stay healthy.
  7. Keep track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen to help contact tracing if needed. Use the NZ COVID Tracer app as a handy way of doing this.
  8. Businesses should help people keep track of their movements by displaying the Ministry of Health QR Code for contact tracing.
  9. Stay vigilant. There is still a global pandemic going on. People and businesses should be prepared to act fast to step up Alert Levels if we have to.
  10. People will have had different experiences over the last couple of months. Whatever you’re feeling — it’s okay. Be kind to others. Be kind to yourself.
Where do I find reliable, up to date information about COVID-19?

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