Covid-19 Information & Updates


What does this mean for our WMCNZ whanau and churches?

The purpose of Alert Level 1 is to PREPARE to move quickly to deal with any future spread of the COVID-19 disease. It has been described as a time when we are to “Be Watchful.” While there is considerable freedom of personal movement and the lifting of restrictions in relation to gatherings, there are some steps that we will take to remain safe and healthy. The principle remains to act in the direction of Loving Our Neighbours and to do so safely.

There are no gathering restrictions under ALERT LEVEL 1.

Good hygiene practices, physical distancing, mask wearing and keeping track of your movements are encouraged at ALL Alert Levels.


What does Alert Level 1 look like for our WMCNZ whanau and churches?

Aotearoa | New Zealand is currently at Alert Level 1. 

There are no gathering limits at Alert Level 1.

WMCNZ has prepared guidelines to help our churches understand what being at Alert Level 1 looks like for our whānau & churches.


WMCNZ Church Services Online

Although some of our churches remain free to gather for worship, some people in those communities may still be unable to attend services due to compromised immunity or illness. 

We continue to encourage all of our churches who are able to look for creative ways that they can include those who may not be able to attend worship gatherings. 

All churches in the Auckland region are not currently permitted to gather for worship.

Many of our churches are offering access to worship services online. You can access these by clicking on the link below.

If you have questions or need more information about the change in Alert Levels and what this means for you then please visit the official NZ Government COVID-19 page by clicking on the image to the right.


If you need help or assistance managing your local church's response to the COVID -19 pandemic please contact: 

Rev Peter Benzie  (WMCNZ National Secretary)           Ph:   027 243 9363