12 August 2020 – Country changes to Alert Level 2 while Auckland to Alert Level 3

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Civil Defence, Health
Level of Jurisdiction: National (with special order for Auckland)
Lead People/Agency: Prime Minister, DG Health

Overview: Government imposes a return to Level 3 alert on Auckland region and Level 2 for rest of country (following community outbreak of 4 new cases within a family)
Full details here: https://covid19.govt.nz/updates-and-resources/latest-updates/new-zealands-alert-levels-are-changing-at-12-noon-on-wednesday-12-august/

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Learning from other jurisdictions, Perception of an increased threat, Testing reveals community transmission
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: Testing reveals community transmission / cautionary lessons from Australia