Sport at Green

You can attend sports events and play sport at Green with no restrictions if everyone has a My Vaccine Pass.

Outdoor community sports

Outdoor community sport, like organised social touch rugby and group training sessions, can go ahead. 

There are no requirements for physical distancing while playing or watching sport. 

With My Vaccine Pass

If the organiser chooses to follow My 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.

There are no limits to the number of people who can participate or attend as spectators.

Without My Vaccine Pass

If the organiser chooses not to follow vaccine pass requirements, community sports are limited to 100 people in a single defined space at any time. They can be a mix of people with and without My Vaccine Pass.

If you are playing at a large sportsground with multiple fields, you can have:

  • multiple groups of spectators — as long as they are 2 metres from other groups, and
  • multiple games running at once — as long as each group of players is 2 metres away from other groups.

At a controlled-access event

If you are playing in or watching sport at a controlled-access event, for example, an athletics competition at a stadium with controlled entry, then you must follow the rules for events. 

Events at Green

Indoor sport

Organised indoor sport, for example at an arena, can go ahead at Green with no restrictions if everyone has a My Vaccine Pass. This includes playing social sport with friends.

With My Vaccine Pass

If you are playing or watching sport at a venue that chooses to check vaccine passes, 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.

There are no limits on the number of people who can participate, or attend as spectators.

We encourage you to wear a face covering when you are not playing.

Without My Vaccine Pass

If the indoor sport venue chooses not to check vaccine passes, indoor sports are limited to 100 people in a single defined space at any time. They can be a mix of people with and without My Vaccine Pass, and includes both participants and spectators.

We encourage you to wear a face covering when you are not playing.

At a controlled-access event

If you are playing or watching sport at a controlled-access event, for example, a netball game that you need to buy tickets for, then you must follow the rules for events.

Events 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 sports clubs and event organisers

Sporting event organisers can find more detailed information on business.govt.nz:

COVID-19 Protection Framework | business.govt.nz (external link)

Sports clubs can find more detailed information on sportnz.org.nz:

COVID-19 overview | sportnz.org.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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