“Auckland is blessed with some amazing parks and public spaces but for the next three days, we’re asking that people stick to those that are closest to their home. When it comes to skate parks and playgrounds, these should be avoided altogether until we’re at Alert Level 2. We all have a part to play to keep our communities safe.”
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says that now is not the time for complacency.
“While we are all looking forward to the move down to Alert Level 2, we’re not there yet. We all need to stick to the rules this weekend and that means staying local and staying home.
“Doing so will not only help to keep you safe from COVID-19, it will protect other people who may be vulnerable, such as friends and family members.”
Superintendent Karyn Malthus, District Commander for Auckland City, says Police will have a presence across the Auckland region this weekend to ensure people are abiding by the rules.
“Over the past two weekends, there have been some areas across the Auckland region where people have ignored closure notices at public spaces and a lack of physical distancing has been noted.
“We’ll be patrolling sites like the Grey Lynn pump track, Mission Bay playground and the Victoria Skate Park and reminding people that they remain closed at Alert Level 3.
“The vast majority of Aucklanders are doing the right thing, but for those found to be in breach of Alert level 3 restrictions we will be engaging with them about what is expected of them. For any serious breaches, Police have enforcement options available to them.”
Non-compliance can be reported to Police by phoning 105 or online at covid19.govt.nz/compliance