Workers who need to cross alert level boundaries to work at a permitted business are now required to get tested for Covid-19.

From 11.59pm on 9 September 2021, employers of workers who need to cross alert level boundaries must have a process in place to allow these employees to be tested. This includes allowing their workers to undergo testing, medical examination, or both during their work hours.

From 11.59pm on 16 September 2021, workers crossing the alert level boundary must carry evidence that they have had a test. Workers must also still carry evidence of their reason to cross the alert level boundary, for example the Business Travel Document, work order or employer letter.

There is no cost for workers who get a test for this purpose. Testing is available at community testing sites around Auckland or at GPs, and workers do not need to stay home or stay away from work while they wait for their test result. Read the latest here.

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