Northern checkpoint staff have been reminded by the government that residents of Mangawhai and Kaiwaka are permitted to visit Wellsford for vaccination following media enquiries.
The Ministry of Health has confirmed that crossing an alert level boundary for vaccination is permitted and people should not be turned back.
The Mahurangi Matters sought clarification with the Ministry following reports on social media that Kaipara residents were being refused entry into the Auckland region for their vaccination.
Residents said they were instead being prompted to rebook with a medical provider in Whangarei.
A ministry spokesperson said the issue would be addressed with the operations team.
They said Kaipara residents would still need to carry proof of an appointment for vaccination such as a letter detailing the time and location of the appointment.
Anyone attempting to cross the boundary, including passengers, must also present a photo ID such as a drivers’ licence or passport.
Meanwhile, Police are asking motorists to slow down as they approach checkpoints.
Police say they have detected drivers going through zones at more than 100kph.
Roads approaching checkpoints have a temporary speed limit of 60kph while the checkpoint sites have a limit of 30kph.
Last week officers at the northern checkpoints stopped 2155 vehicles and 120 of them were turned around for non-essential travel.
Since alert level four came into place, 486 people have been warned for breaching rules and 186 have been charged. Police have issued 3568 infringement notices nationwide.