Gatherings at Orange

Gatherings can go ahead, including weddings and civil union ceremonies, faith-based gatherings, and funerals and tangihanga.

Key points

  • There is no limit for indoor or outdoor gatherings.
  • You do not need to wear a face mask at a gathering, but it is encouraged.
  • Workers and volunteers at gatherings must wear face masks — unless they are exempt.

There are no gathering limits

There are no limits on the number of people who can attend an indoor or outdoor gathering.

Events have different rules to gatherings. Events control access by using tickets, registration, a fee or another way of controlling entry. For example, a ticketed concert held at a place of worship is an event.

Events at Orange


Serving food and drink

You can serve food and drink at your gathering. People at the gathering do not need to sit down to eat or drink.

If your gathering is at a hospitality venue

If you have exclusive use of the venue, then you can follow the gathering rules.

If you do not have exclusive use of the venue, and you are mixing with members of the public, for example at a restaurant, you need to follow hospitality advice.

Hospitality at Orange


Face masks

You do not need to wear a face mask when attending a gathering, but it is encouraged.

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

Performers and formal speakers do not need to wear a face mask when performing or speaking. They should wear face masks when not performing or speaking.

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


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