COVID-19 Update - Alert Level 1

Important Information to Customers and Users
Port Marlborough has moved all its operational protocols in line with L1 requirements. Please note the following.
Golden Rules
During L1 most businesses can open their premises or sites if they can do so safely. Recreational boating is permitted under L1 and we will continue to open all our marina facilities.
Controls at the borders remain for those entering New Zealand, including health screening and testing for all arrivals, and mandatory 14 day managed quarantine or isolation.
Here are the Government’s golden rules for business in L1:
  • If you’re sick, stay home. Don’t go to work or school. Don’t socialise.
  • If you have cold or flu symptoms call your doctor or Healthline and make sure you get tested.
  • Wash your hands. Wash your hands. Wash your hands.
  • Sneeze and cough into your elbow, and regularly disinfect shared surfaces.
  • Keep track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen. Use the NZ COVID Tracer app.
  • Stay vigilant. There is still a global pandemic going on.
  • Be kind to others. Be kind to yourself.
The Government’s advice on masks has changed over the course of the pandemic. Face coverings provide an extra level of protection in settings where there is little or no physical distancing between people, for example on public transport and in supermarkets.
Our Commitment
At Port Marlborough, our utmost priority remains the protection of our employees, our customers, users and our community from the spread of COVID-19.

Port Marlborough Reception
Port Marlborough reception at Auckland Street is now open, or we can be contacted by email for bookings, payments etc.


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International Shipping

Under Level 1 international shipping will continue to arrive to Port Marlborough. Shore leave for international crew will only be permitted in accordance with MNZ and MoH guidelines.
Please view the Ministry of Health website for further details on this here

Ferry Schedules
Both Cook Strait ferry companies are operating. Please check their websites for further details:


Recreational boating is a permitted activity under L1. Our marina facilities are open.
Please view our website for news and updates. 

Port Services and Entrance
Port Marlborough will continue to be open to all businesses that are able to operate safely.
Please note all businesses intending to resume operations within port common user areas are advised to develop a Covid-19 Safety Plan to ensure their safe operation. The plan will demonstrate and ensure compliance with the appropriate Government Alert Level information. A template can be found here: and-safety/novel-coronavirus-covid-19/your-covid-19-safety-plan/
Picton Harbour Radio (PHR) and Port Services duties will continue to operate 24/7. Please contact PHR prior to vessel arrival. They will advise you on the facility you can use.
We wish all our customers and whānau good health over this time – be patient, be kind and we will get through this.
Reduce Contact, Reduce Risk, Reduce Spread

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