In the ongoing press conference (RNZ):
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced a staggered move into level 2 starting on Thursday, with schools and bars reopening later and groups limited to 10 people.
She said retail, malls, cafes, restaurants, cinemas and other public spaces including playgrounds and gyms would be able to reopen on Thursday, 14 May.
Schools would return to normal classes from Monday 18 May, while bars would have to wait until Thursday 21 to reopen.
Ardern clarified that bars would be distinguished from restaurants by using the Easter trading regulations.
She warned that groupings would also be restricted to just 10 people.
“Why 10? simple. If something goes wrong, that’s much easier to contain, much easier to contact trace.”
This limit would apply to parties at home, stag and hen parties, weddings, funerals and group bookings at restaurants or bars.
Dr Bloomfield confirmed there would not be a requirement for people to wear masks in day to day living.
Regional travel allowed. Just no large groups.