Allow safe businesses to open
The Government says that, in order to open under Auckland's Alert Level 3 lockdown, it must first deem a business “essential”.
This as a mistake. Many businesses have been closed at great economic cost for little public health benefit.
If the goal is to stop COVID-19, we should ask whether something can be done safely, not whether it is "essential".
Moving to a test of safety, rather than necessity, would let us fight the virus while keeping businesses and the economy going.
Sign our petition telling the Government to allow those businesses that can operate safely to open.
David Seymour MP