Events and public facilities at Orange

Events can go ahead and public facilities can open at Orange.

Key points

  • Controlled-access events can go ahead.
  • Public facilities can open.
  • There are no limits to how many people can attend an event or public facility.
  • You must wear a face mask indoors at public facilities, except swimming pools.
  • You do not need to wear a face mask at an event, either indoors or outdoors.

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.

They can go ahead at Orange.

Examples include:

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

Face masks

You do not need to wear a face mask at an event, either indoors or outdoors.

Workers and volunteers at indoor events must wear face masks — unless they are exempt.


Outdoor community gatherings

Outdoor community gatherings that are open to the public and do not require tickets or registration must follow the rules for gatherings.

Gatherings at Orange


Public facilities

Public facilities can open at Orange.

Examples of public facilities include:

  • libraries
  • public galleries
  • museums
  • zoos
  • swimming pools
  • recreation centres.

Face masks

You must wear a face mask indoors at public facilities, except swimming pools.


There are no capacity limits

There are no limits on the number of people who can attend an event or visit a public facility. This applies indoors and outdoors.


Face masks

At Orange, you are encouraged to wear a face mask in public indoor settings wherever it is practical. You do not need to wear a face mask outdoors.

Find a full list of where you must wear a face mask:

When to wear a face mask


Keep up healthy habits

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 event organisers

Event organisers can find more detailed information on business.govt.nz

Event information under the COVID-19 Protection Framework | business.govt.nz (external link)


More information for public facilities

Public facilities can find more information at business.govt.nz.

Public facilities guidance | business.govt.nz (external link)

Local government can find more information at dia.govt.nz.

COVID-19 Local Government Response Update | dia.govt.nz (external link)

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