Purchase Face Masks

New Mask Rules from 11.59pm on 3 February 2022 😷

Masks must now be worn at food and drink businesses, close proximity businesses, events, and gatherings. But there is an exception for drinking, eating and exercising.
The new rules also don't apply to swimming pools or non-public facing businesses.
Face coverings need to be an actual mask, meaning bandannas, scarves, and t-shirts are no longer acceptable.

The change also affects workers who are mandated to be vaccinated, they must wear a medical mask - such as the blue surgical masks which are commonly used.
Children, from Year 4 and up, will now have to wear masks on public transport, including school buses.
The mask rules from the red setting include mandatory mask use:
  • on domestic flights
  • on public transport and at arrival and departure points, this includes Cook Strait Ferries and school transport but does not include designated carriages on specified Kiwirail services
  • in taxis or ride share vehicles
  • inside a retail business, for example supermarkets, shopping malls, pharmacies, petrol stations, and takeaway food stores
  • inside public venues or facilities, such as museums and libraries, but not at swimming pools
  • at a vet clinic
  • in an indoor setting at schools, for example a classroom and assemblies. This includes students in Years 4 to 13 and staff
  • inside at tertiary education facilities or when a visitor to a licensed early childhood service
  • in the public areas within courts, tribunals, local and central government agencies, social service providers, and NZ Police
  • in the public area of premises operated by NZ Post Limited
  • when visiting a health care service, for example a healthcare or aged care facility.
People are also encouraged to wear a face mask whenever leaving the house in the red setting.
Where to find N95 and P2 masks?
Locating links where available as at 27 January 2022

😷 DISPOSABLE face masks can be purchased from:
* Burns Pharmacy, 292 Jackson St
* Countdown Supermarket (grocery section NOT pharmacy), 45 Jackson St
* PAK'nSAVE, 114 Jackson St
* Gilmours Wellington, 33 Bouverie St = for Gilmours card members only & you must produce your membership card
* Mitre 10 MEGA Petone, 25 Bouverie St
* Bunnings Petone, 48 Hutt Rd
* TUDOR Distributors, 2 Hautonga St