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COVID-19 information

12 August 2020

Check this page for up-to-date information about the global pandemic and how it affects architects, architectural practices and our wider community. Last updated 31 August 2020.

As New Zealand returns to COVID-19 lockdown, we must prioritise the health and wellbeing of our community. 

The team at Te Kāhui Whaihanga NZIA are doing everything we can to continue to serve our members and make our contribution to the wider community effort.

Current COVID-19 Alert Levels:

Auckland: Level 2 (Reduce)

Rest of NZ: Level 2 (Reduce)

Info for architects

For the construction industry, new Level 2 and 3 protocols will need to be followed in Auckland at a minimum – these are available under the CHASNZ COVID-19 resources page.

These have been updated to reflect the new advice on the use of masks as well as using the COVID-19 tracer app. 

Please remember the basics around hand washing, sanitising, distancing and not attending work if you have any symptoms and not coming to work if you can work from home. 

This information is likely to be changed and updated in the coming days as issues arise, so we advise you check and for the best information. 

For COVID-19 health advice and information, contact the Healthline team (for free) on 0800 358 5453 or +64 9 358 5453 for international SIMS.

Help for practices

Visit our COVID-19 information section for detailed advice about practicing architecture during this challenging time. 

Need more help? Te Kāhui Whaihanga NZIA is here to support you and your practice. Here’s how you can reach us:


NZIA programmes

All public events are on hold at this time.


Please take care of yourselves. 

Noho ora mai,
Teena Hale Pennington
Chief Executive