NEW ZEALAND SKI AREAS STEP UP WINTER PREPARATIONS
New Zealand is widely considered to have handled its response to the pandemic well.
The latest figures show there have been just under 1,500 cases and 21 deaths among a population of around 5 million.
Alert Level 3 allowed staff at the ski fields to get onto the hills and begin preparations for the winter season.
We reported last month as the lockdown was eased after its successful campaign to contain the virus.
New Zealand Ski Areas Plan To Open With Some Restrictions Level 2, which came into force on Thursday 14th May, means they will be able to open, albeit with restrictions.
It will not be business as usual and only people already in New Zealand – and possibly Australia – will be able to travel to ski or snowboard there.
The final say rests with the government.
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