Recreation at Green

Indoor recreation facilities can open at Green with restrictions. Outdoor recreation can go ahead.

Recreation can go ahead

At Green, you can do all your usual recreation activites.

Indoor recreation facilities can open at Green with no restrictions if everyone has a My Vaccine Pass.  

You can travel anywhere for recreation — including overnight camping trips and trips to your bach or holiday home.

Gyms and indoor recreation facilities

Gyms and indoor recreation facilities such as dance studios, yoga studios, health clubs, bowling alleys and ice skating rinks can open.

With My Vaccine Pass

If the facility chooses to follow vaccine pass requirements, only people with a My Vaccine Pass are allowed to be there. 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 are no limits on the number of people that can be inside.

Without My Vaccine Pass

If the facility chooses not to follow vaccine pass requirements, they are limited to 100 people, based on 1-metre distancing. This can be a mix of people with and without My Vaccine Pass.

Advice for gyms and indoor recreation facilities | business.govt.nz (external link)

Swimming pools 

Indoor and outdoor swimming pools, saunas and steam rooms can open with no limits with My Vaccine Pass requirements.

Learn to swim classes can continue.

If you want to visit a public swimming pool, then you must follow the rules for public facilities. 

Public swimming pools are not required to ask for your My Vaccine Pass.

Public facilities at Green

With My Vaccine Pass

If you want to go to a private swimming pool that chooses to follow vaccine pass requirements, you will be asked to show your My Vaccine Pass. 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 be present. 

Find out how to get My Vaccine Pass

Without My Vaccine pass

If a private swimming pool chooses not to follow vaccine pass requirements, they are limited to 100 people. This can be a mix of people with and without My Vaccine Pass.

Outdoor recreation facilities

Parks, playgrounds, sports grounds and other outdoor recreation facilities such as skate parks can open to everyone. You can use playground equipment and benches in public spaces. 

Private clubs such as golf or tennis clubs can choose to restrict their facilities to vaccinated people only. Contact your local club to find out how they are operating.

Outdoor exercise classes

Outdoor exercise classes can go ahead at Green.

With My Vaccine pass

If the business organising the class chooses to follow vaccine pass requirements, you must show your My Vaccine Pass to participate. There are no limits on the number of people who can attend. 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.

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

Find out how to get My Vaccine Pass

Without My Vaccine Pass

If the business organising the class chooses not to follow vaccine pass requirements, classes are limited to 100 people.

They can be a mix of people with and without My Vaccine Pass. 

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 recreation businesses

Recreation businesses can find more detailed information on business.govt.nz:

Entertainment, recreation and exercise guidance | 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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