Shopping at Green

Shops and retail outlets can open at Green with no restrictions.

Shops and retail outlets can open

All shops and services, including outdoor markets, banks and takeaway-only businesses, can operate at Green.

Shops can choose whether they operate with My Vaccine Pass requirements. If they do, you will need to show your My Vaccine Pass.

There are no limits on the number of people that can be inside.

Access to basic need services

Everyone will always be able to access essential services like food, regardless of their vaccination status.

Access to basic need services

Close-proximity businesses

If a retail shop provides a close-proximity service, like make-up application or clothes fittings, then they need to follow advice for close-proximity businesses. The rest of the store only needs to follow the retail rules.

Close-proximity businesses at Green

Scan in or keep a record of where you go

Scan the NZ COVID Tracer QR code or keep a record of where you go. This will help with contract tracing for any cases in your community.

Keep up healthy habits to protect us

Even though we are a highly vaccinated country, COVID-19 can still spread in our communities. Slow the spread of the virus by keeping up healthy habits.

Keep up healthy habits

More information for retailers

Retailers can find more detailed information at

Advice for retailers | (external link)

Display posters to let everyone know what My Vaccine Pass requirements are in place at your business.

Download My Vaccine Pass posters

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