On 22 September 2020, all areas in New Zealand — except for Auckland — transitioned to Alert Level 1 COVID-19 restrictions, which is the lowest level on a four-tier scale. Under Alert Level 1, most restrictions on gatherings and businesses are lifted. Beginning on 24 September, Auckland will transition to normal Alert Level 2 restrictions until further notice. The city is currently under a modified Alert Level 2 status with additional restrictions on gatherings. Under the new orders in Auckland, gatherings will be limited to 100 attendees and face masks are mandatory in public; face masks remain optional for residents in the rest of the country. Additional details on restrictions can be found here.