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COVID-19 Orange setting

For information about our services and facilities restrictions during the protection framework settings, see the COVID-19 section

For up-to-date information on COVID-19, visit

Community support and housing

Updates to Auckland Council community support and housing during COVID-19 Orange setting.

Business support

Elevated alert levels put a lot of pressure on businesses and support is available to Auckland businesses. This OurAuckland article provides a summary of options.

Citizenship ceremonies

Status: Cancelled

Citizenship ceremonies are cancelled until further notice.

Community centres

Status: Open

Community centres and halls, art centres galleries, theatres and performing arts spaces are open in accordance with government guidelines.

Please wear face masks inside our facilities. For more information visit

Early childhood education (Kauri Kids)

Status: Open

Early childhood education centres are open to care for enrolled tamariki (children).

Kauri Kids parents, caregivers and whānau: check Storypark to stay updated.


The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development are the key agency to support anyone in need of a place to stay. If you need emergency accommodation, contact Work and Income – Emergency Housing in the first instance.

If you have tried WINZ without success, then our housing and outreach partners are:

  • Auckland City Mission
  • Lifewise (central Auckland)
  • Kahui Tu Kaha (north, west, central Auckland)
  • Salvation Army Waitākere (west Auckland)
  • Link People (south Auckland).