COVID-19 Protection Framework – Red

At Red, action will be needed to be taken to protect both at-risk people and protect our health system from an unsustainable number of hospitalisations. 

How we stay safe at Red: 

  • Record keeping and scanning will be required 
  • Face coverings will be mandatory on flights, public transport, in taxis, retail, public venues, recommended whenever leaving the house 

Where we can go at Red: 

  • Public facilities — open with up to 100 people, based on 1m distancing 
  • Retail — open with capacity limits based on 1m distancing 
  • Workplaces — working from home encouraged 
  • ECEs, schools, and kura are open with public health measures 
  • Specified outdoor community events — allowed with capacity limits 
  • Regional boundary restrictions may apply 

Places with vaccination certificate requirements 

There will be restrictions if vaccination certificates are used. 

These places will be able to open with up to 100 people, based on 1m physical distancing: 

  • Hospitality 
  • Gatherings (e.g. weddings, places of worship, marae) 
  • Events (indoor/outdoor) 
  • Gyms 

These places will be able to open with other requirements: 

  • Close contact businesses with public health requirements in place
  • Tertiary education — vaccines required for onsite delivery, with capacity based on 1m distancing 

Places where vaccination certificates are not used 

If a business, organisation or service, doesn’t request proof of vaccine, restrictions will apply. 

  • Hospitality — contactless only 
  • Gatherings (e.g. weddings, places of worship, marae) — up to 25 people 
  • Tertiary education — distance learning only 

These places won’t be able to operate without a vaccine certificate requirement: 

  • Events (indoor and outdoor) 
  • Close contact businesses 
  • Gyms 

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