Events at Green

Indoor and outdoor events can go ahead at Green with no restrictions if everyone is fully vaccinated.

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.

Examples are:

  • auctions
  • cinemas
  • stadiums
  • concert venues
  • conferences
  • commercial recreational activities
  • sporting events
  • private galleries

Advice on community sporting events

With My Vaccine Pass

If an event organiser chooses to follow vaccine pass requirements, you will be asked to show your My Vaccine Pass at the venue. 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. This applies to events held at both indoor and outdoor venues.

You can serve food and drink, and attendees do not need to be seated at table to eat or drink. 

You can travel anywhere to attend an event.

If you do not have a My Vaccine Pass, you will not be allowed to attend.

Without My Vaccine Pass

If an event organiser chooses not to follow vaccine pass requirements, they can only have up to 100 people in a single defined space. Attendees must keep 1 metre apart.

This applies to both indoor and outdoor events.

Serving food and drink

If an event organiser is open to people with and without My Vaccine Pass, everyone must be seated at a table to eat and drink. You can move around when not eating or drinking.

Customers at a cinema, theatre or stadium do not have to be seated at a table and are able to eat drink from their seats.

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
  • community fairs.

Gatherings at Green

Keep up healthy habits to protect us

Even though we are a highly vaccinated country, COVID-19 can still spread in our communities.

To slow the spread of the virus, and continue to help protect you, your whānau, and your community, it is important to keep up the healthy habits we know.

  • 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.

Keep up healthy habits

More information for event organisers

Event organisers can find more detailed information on

Event information under the COVID-19 Protection Framework | (external link)

When you are ready to check your customers' and visitors' My Vaccine Pass with the NZ Pass Verifier app, you can display these posters to let everyone know.

Download My Vaccine Pass posters

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