Following a rule change from the New Zealand Government last year, primary industry retailers (e.g. greengrocers, fish mongers or butchers) are able to operate with customers in store under Alert Level 3.

Specifically, the Covid-19 website states:

Businesses cannot offer services that involve close personal contact, unless a supermarket, dairy, primary produce retailer (e.g. greengrocer, fish monger or butcher), pharmacy, petrol station or hardware store providing goods to trade customers, or it is an emergency or critical situation.

Supermarkets, dairies, primary produce retailers and petrol stations can have customers on premises. Retail is possible through delivery and non-contact collection of goods and prepared food at the door (including the doors of businesses located inside malls). No consumption of food/drink is allowed by customers on premises.

Retail Meat New Zealand provides all their members with guidance on best practice and protocol when operating under the various alert levels and have disseminated a reminder this morning.

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