Countdown Puts in Measures for Auckland Following Government Alert Level 3 Announcment

"The news about four COVID cases in Auckland is obviously concerning for all of us as Kiwis, but we are well practiced in what needs to be done in our stores to keep our team and our customers safe.

Over the next few hours, we’ll be working to bring our Level 3 measures into place in Auckland, and Level 2 measures throughout the rest of the country.  This will include physical distancing measures in our stores, limits on customer numbers, limits on some products, queue control and extra cleaning.

We’d echo the Prime Minister’s comments that there is no need at all for anyone to stock up - we have plenty of food and supplies for everyone and we want everyone to shop as they usually would and consider others.

We have done this before and we can do it again - look out for each other, be kind and stay safe."

- Kiri Hannifin, Countdown’s General Manager Health & Safety