Events / gatherings

Gatherings have been cancelled

All indoor and outdoor events cannot proceed.

This does not include workplaces of people undertaking essential businesses.

These requirements apply to family and social gatherings such as birthdays, funerals, tangi or weddings. These gatherings can not go ahead.

We are asking you only spend time with those who you are in self-isolation with, and keep your distance from all others at all times.

Supermarkets and the hospitality industry


Supermarkets should not close, but may wish to review how often they clean high-touch surfaces, such as trolleys, baskets and touch screens. Supermarkets may also wish to limit how many people are in their store at a time to ensure physical distancing.

Refunds for events

In the first instance, please contact the event organiser. They will likely need some time to determine their process and obligations for any refunds, payment to suppliers etc.

Please be patient as they work through the process to meet any obligations they may have.

Reporting breaches of self-isolation

If you believe you have observed behaviour that is not appropriate and you are certain the individuals concerned should be self-isolating please complete the Police online report.

Police online reporting form(external link)(external link)

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