All of New Zealand is now at ORANGE. Most Deaf Aotearoa offices will be open to the community and public.
We are still providing services. Contact duty@deaf.org.nz

Life at Orange

At Orange, there will be community transmission of COVID-19, with increasing risks to vulnerable communities, and pressure on the health system.  About Orange  At Orange, there are some restrictions in place to protect our communities. You can continue to do everyday activities including:  Meeting with friends and family  Attending events … Read more

Wearing a face mask

Face masks are one way we can protect ourselves and others from COVID-19. You should wear a face mask whenever you can, and there are some places where you must wear one.  Face masks need to be secured to the face either by loops around the ears or ties around … Read more

Changes to the Traffic Light System

At 11:59pm on Friday 25 March 2022, our traffic light system is changing. At Red There will be no limits for a gathering outdoors with My Vaccine Pass. There will be a 200-person limit for gatherings indoors with My Vaccine Pass. You do not need to wear a face mask … Read more

Update from Chris Hipkins – Minister for COVID-19 Response

This is a Transcript from Chris Hipkins – Minister for COVID-19 Response: Thursday 24th February 2022 Unfortunately, our regular providers have not been able to provide sign language interpreters for today’s event.  Closed captioning is available on the Ministry of Health’s live web feed, and a full transcript is also … Read more

Face Masks at Red

Face masks help reduce the spread of COVID-19. We encourage you to wear a face mask whenever you leave the house. A face covering will need to be a mask attached to the head by loops around the ears or head. This means scarves, bandannas, or t-shirts cannot be used. … Read more

Life at Red

At Red, we need to take action to protect our vulnerable communities and our health system from COVID-19.   About Red  At Red, there are some restrictions in place to protect our communities. You can continue to do everyday activities including:  Meeting with friends and family  Attending events and gatherings  Going … Read more

Life at Orange

At Orange, there is community transmission of COVID-19. There are increasing risks to vulnerable communities and pressure on the health system.  About Orange At Orange, you can continue to do everyday activities and can travel across the country. You can go to work, school, gyms, church, restaurants, and many more places.  There are some restrictions on some activities to limit the spread … Read more

Travel Around New Zealand

Find out what you need to know about travelling within New Zealand under the traffic lights.  Travelling across traffic light settings  You can travel anywhere in New Zealand for any reason at all traffic light settings.   If you’re travelling to an area that is at a different colour setting, you will need to follow the rules for that area. For example, if you travel … Read more

My Vaccine Pass

Updated: 20th May 2022 My Vaccine Pass is an official record of your COVID-19 vaccination status for use domestically in Aotearoa New Zealand.  Vaccination requirements  My Vaccine Passes are no longer required. However, businesses can choose to continue using them.   Government vaccine mandates remain in place for some sectors because … Read more

My International Travel

If you are travelling overseas soon there are two ways you can get your International Travel Vaccine Certificate:  Online If you have already signed up for mycovidrecord.health.nz you can log in and order your Certificate there.  See How get My Vaccine Certificate from My Covid Record Online (below) for how to do it.    Phone You can request your International Travel Certificate by calling the free helpline … Read more

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