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Last updated 12:50pm 24 January 2022

Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland is at the Red setting of the COVID-19 Protection Framework.

Ferry services have since returned to normal timetables and will continue at the same service level in the Red setting until further notice. Some ferry times however will have replacement buses.

Bus and train services will remain at a reduced timetable in the Red setting. At this stage the plan is to continue the return of bus services to normal timetables from Tuesday 1 February followed by trains on Tuesday 8 February.

School bus services will also return and start operating from Tuesday 1 February.

Please check Journey Planner for the most up to date information. 

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Travel during the Red setting of the COVID-19 Protection Framework

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Travel during the Red setting of the COVID-19 Protection Framework

Tāmaki Makaurau is currently at the Red setting of the COVID-19 Protection Framework. 

  • You are encouraged to continue wearing a face covering when you leave your home and when physical distancing is not possible.
  • A face-covering must be worn on-board and while you are waiting for public transport. This includes school buses, bus and train stations, bus stops and ferry terminals.
  • It is important you scan the onboard QR code as well as register your AT Hop cards to allow for contact tracing.
  • Detailed information about the Red setting can be found under the new COVID-19 Protection Framework available at
  • At Red, please check or for other requirements when traveling to Waiheke, Rangitoto, Rotoroa, Tiritiri Matangi and any other Fullers360 experiences and tours

For more information on where and when you are permitted to travel go to:

If you need to travel, please scan the Ministry of Health’s NZ COVID Tracer app QR code, to assist with contact tracing, should it be needed.

What this means for public transport

Kua whakaturehia te mau i ngā uwhi mata
Face coverings are mandatory

Whakakarapa i te tohu QR
Scan the QR code

As always, the safety of our staff and customers is our top priority. All public transport services are being cleaned regularly and thoroughly.

What this means for parking

  • All parking restrictions apply for both on and off-street parking. Please take note of bus lanes and special vehicle lanes and use them correctly.

AT's vaccination policy

Auckland Transport has introduced vaccination requirements for staff, contractors and visitors following a rigorous risk assessment and staff consultation process.

Please note: Tāmaki Makaurau’s public transport network (buses, trains and ferries) and work sites controlled by suppliers are not covered by this policy. Vaccination requirements will not be imposed for public transport users unless mandated by central Government.

The best place to find the latest New Zealand COVID-19 information is on the Ministry of Health’s website and the Government's main COVID-19 website. For COVID-19 health advice and information, or if you think you may have COVID-19, Aucklanders can contact the Healthline team (for free) on 0800 358 5453.

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