The Council has acknowledged the challenges faced by the hospitality sector and announced some measures to support them, which includes:
- Allowing more space for physical distancing by using the area immediately outside their shopfront.
- The Council shall fast-track new food-only outdoor dining license applications
- The Council shall extend the expiry date for existing and new food-only licences for the period Auckland is at these alert levels.
- Businesses need to ensure spaces are safe for pedestrians.