Public and private gatherings at Green

At Green, you can have friends and whānau visit your house, and host parties and gatherings.

Gatherings can go ahead

Under the traffic light system, household bubbles do not exist.

Examples of gatherings that can go ahead at Green include:

  • catching up with friends and whānau
  • weddings and civil union ceremonies
  • most faith-based gatherings
  • get-togethers and parties at your home
  • club functions
  • social sports
  • street parades
  • free public concerts in a park
  • community fair
  • funerals and tangihanga
  • most gatherings at marae.

Visiting friends and whānau at Green

Funerals and tangihanga at Green

Gatherings at a marae at Green

Community and social sport at Green

With My Vaccine Pass

If a gathering chooses to follow My Vaccine Pass requirements, only people with My Vaccine Pass are allowed to be there. This includes workers.

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

This applies to gatherings at your home, and gatherings at other venues. This also applies to both indoor and outdoor venues.

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.

Without My Vaccine Pass

If a venue for a gathering chooses not to operate with vaccine pass requirements:

  • At a gathering at your home, there can be up to 100 people.
  • At gatherings held at other venues, there can be up to 100 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. It includes children under 12, but does not include staff.

Serving food and drink

You can serve food and drink at your gathering, with no extra requirements.

Gatherings at a hospitality venue

  • If your gathering is at a hospitality venue, and you have hired the entire venue for your gathering, there are no extra requirements for serving food and drink.
  • If you are unsure about what the requirements for your group might be, talk to the hospitality business to clarify.

Advice for hospitality venues at Green

Switching between My Vaccine Pass requirements

Locations and venues can switch between requiring My Vaccine Pass and not requiring it. This could happen in places such as funeral homes, places of worship or marae, where they have different groups entering the venue after each other.

If a location or venue chooses to switch:

  • there must be no mingling of groups
  • rooms should be well ventilated
  • high-touch surfaces, such as door handles, should be cleaned between groups
  • everyone, both staff and visitors, must be told what the My Vaccine Pass requirements are — whether My Vaccine Pass is or is not required.

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 venues

Businesses can find more detailed information on business.govt.nz:

COVID-19 Protection Framework | business.govt.nz (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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