Shopping and services at Orange

Shops, retail outlets and close-proximity businesses can open at Orange with some restrictions. Tradespeople and home services can visit your home.

Key points

  • Shops and close-proximity businesses, such as barbers, can open.
  • You must wear a face mask at many indoor businesses.
  • There are no capacity limits.
  • Tradespeople and home services, such as cleaners, can come to your home.

Shops and retail businesses can open

Shops, including outdoor markets, banks, food courts and takeaway-only businesses, can open at Orange.

Some retail businesses can choose to follow My Vaccine Pass requirements. They can require you to show your My Vaccine Pass to enter the shop.

Close-proximity businesses can open

You can visit a close-proximity business at Orange. There is no limit to how many people can be present.

Examples of a close-proximity business include:

  • barbers
  • hairdressers
  • beauty salons
  • driving instructors
  • massage therapists.

Trades and services can come to your home

You can have tradespeople and home services inside your home.

Examples of trades and home services are:

  • getting home appliances fixed, like your fridge
  • utility services, like gas and power
  • cleaning for people who need assistance because of sickness or disability
  • gardening services
  • getting internet or other services installed or fixed
  • locksmiths
  • vet and pest management services.

While they are inside your house it is recommended you:

  • keep 1 metre apart from them, and
  • wear a face mask.

Tradespeople do not need to wear a face mask when inside your home, but it is encouraged.

If you are isolating

Do not invite tradespeople or home service providers into your home if you are isolating or are unwell — unless it is an emergency or you have a support carer.

If you have COVID-19

Face masks

Face masks help reduce the spread of COVID-19. 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. You can remove your face mask to eat or drink.

You must wear a face mask:

  • inside retail businesses, for example, supermarkets, shopping malls, pharmacies and petrol stations
  • in takeaway food stores
  • at a vet clinic.

Workers at retail and close-proximity businesses must wear a face mask.

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

When to wear a face mask

Keep up healthy habits

Healthy habits help protect you, your whānau and others from catching or spreading COVID-19. Examples include:

  • wear a face mask indoors
  • stay home when sick
  • open windows to let out stale air
  • wash or sanitise your hands
  • physically distance from people you do not know.

Keep up healthy habits

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