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COVID-19: Events in Orange

Changes you need to know about how to run/attend events during COVID-19 protective framework, orange.

Check out all you need to know about organising and hosting an event in Waipa under the Orange COVID-19 Protection Framework.

For the most up to date information regarding Covid-19 and events, click here.

COVID-19 Protection Framework for events and gatherings

For the most up to date information on events under the COVID-19 Protection Framework or ‘traffic lights’, visit covid19.govt.nz/traffic-lights

As at Friday 3 December, Waikato including Waipa will be at traffic light orange. So what does this mean for events and public gatherings?

Everything you need is here, events and public gatherings at traffic light orange. We’ve listed everything you need to know below as well.

Events can go ahead at Orange, although some may have restrictions.

Controlled-access events

Controlled-access events involve ticketing, registration or another way to control access. They can be held either at a commercial or private venue.

They can go ahead at Orange with My Vaccine Pass.

Examples are cinemas, theatres, stadiums, concert venues, conference venues, casinos and private galleries.

With My Vaccine Pass

If an event organiser chooses to follow My Vaccine Pass requirements, only people with a My Vaccine Pass are allowed to be there. Children under the age of 12 years and 3 months do not need to provide a My Vaccine Pass to enter places with a vaccination requirement.

There is no limit to the number of people who can attend.

Without My Vaccine Pass

Events cannot go ahead if My Vaccine Pass requirements are not followed.

Outdoor community gatherings

Outdoor community gatherings must follow the gathering guidelines. They are gatherings that are open to the public and do not require tickets or registration.

Examples are street parades, free public concerts in a park and community fairs. As well as catching up with friends and whanau, weddings and civil union ceremonies, faith-based gatherings, for example church services, get-togethers and parties at your home or private dwelling, club functions social sports and funerals and tangihanga.

With My Vaccine Pass

If a gathering chooses to follow My Vaccine Pass requirements, only people with a My Vaccine Pass are allowed to be there. Children under the age of 12 years and 3 months do not need to provide a My Vaccine Pass to enter places with a vaccination requirement.

You will be asked to show your My Vaccine Pass when you are at the venue.

There is no limit to how many people can be at the venue.

Scan in or keep a record of where you go.

Without My Vaccine Pass

If a venue for a gathering chooses not to follow My Vaccine Pass requirements:

  • At gatherings held at other venues, there can be up to 50 people based on 1-metre physical distancing in a single defined space at the venue at any time.

They can be a mix of people with and without My Vaccine Pass.

The limit applies to both indoor and outdoor venues. 

The limit includes children. It does not include staff.

Scan in or keep a record of where you go

Remember the health protocols

  • Facemasks: Face masks are encouraged to be worn in public settings.
  • Scan the QR code or keep a record of where you go. This will help with contact tracing for any cases in your community.
  • Regularly wash and thoroughly dry your hands or use hand sanitiser.
  • Sneeze and cough into your elbow.
  • Keep your distance from people you do not know.
  • Clean or disinfect shared surfaces often.
  • If you have cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms, stay home and get a test.