The DHBs alert level framework
The DHBs alert level framework can be viewed here.
Why are some places still doing electives?
The DHBs have their own alert level system: green, yellow, orange and red. They are making a “risk assessment” as to what level they are in and therefore how much work they can do. It may seem contradictory that when in lockdown level 4 as a country, the DHBs can run elective operating and outpatients (and therefore people have to leave they homes to attend) however our system has accepted a balance between the two levels in order to get at least some of the “normal” work done.