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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 covid-19.govt.nz

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Licences and regulations

Updates to Auckland Council licences, regulations and noise complaints during COVID-19 Orange setting.

​Licences

Alcohol licensing

Status: Applications accepted and inspections undertaken

We are accepting, assessing and approving all applications for alcohol licences while at the COVID-19 Orange setting.

You can submit your application online or at selected service centres. Check the Interruptions to our services and facilities due to COVID-19 page for centre availability before your visit.

We will carry out some physical inspections at sites with appropriate COVID-19 health and safety protocols in place. We will inspect other sites remotely.

Food licences

Status: Applications accepted and inspections undertaken

We may carry out inspections of food premises, with the appropriate COVID-19 risk management practices in place. Remote checks will be carried out in parallel with site visits.

You can apply online or in some service centres for food business registrations, national programmes, and food control plans. Check the Interruptions to our services and facilities due to COVID-19 page for centre availability prior to your visit.

Hospitality venues such as cafes, bars, restaurants and nightclubs can open at the Orange setting with no restrictions.

We are continuing to respond to requests for information and requests for service. We will risk assess and investigate most requests.

Health and beauty licences

Status: Applications accepted and inspections undertaken

​Hairdressers, tattoo parlours, nail and beauty salons may be open at the COVID-19 Orange setting with public health requirements.

We will carry out physical inspections at sites with appropriate COVID-19 risk management practices in place. We will also undertake remote inspections.

Customer meetings, interviews and advice is via phone and online only.

Events permits

Status: Events can proceed

Outdoor events can take place with no limits on the number of people who can attend. See applying for an events permit for more information.

Noise complaints

Status: Operating with increased health and safety requirements

Noise control staff are attending noise control complaints with COVID-19 risk management practices in place.