Reopening Auckland early childhood centres when the region moves to alert level 3 could lead to a fresh Covid-19 outbreak, Stuff reports. Dr Mike Bedford, an expert in health in early childhood education (ECE) and senior tutor at Massey University, said it was “inexcusable” to open centres where there was evidence of community transmission. “It would have to be one of the highest risk environments.” Centres outside Auckland have already opened with precautions, but Bedford says it’s a different situation in Auckland.