Recreation at Orange

Indoor recreation facilities can open at Orange with vaccine passes and restrictions. Outdoor recreation can go ahead.

Recreation can go ahead with restrictions

Indoor recreation facilities can open at Orange with vaccine passes and restrictions. Outdoor recreation can go ahead.

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

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

Public facilities at Orange

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 vaccine passes and restrictions.

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.

You must show your My Vaccine Pass when you are at the venue. 

Without My Vaccine Pass

A facility cannot open if it chooses not to follow My Vaccine Pass requirements.

Swimming pools 

Indoor and outdoor swimming pools, saunas and steam rooms can open with vaccine passes and restrictions.

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

Public facilities at Orange

With My Vaccine Pass

If you want to go to a private facility that chooses to follow vaccine pass requirements, you must show your My Vaccine Pass when you are at the venue. There is no limit to the number of people who can be present.

Without My Vaccine Pass

A private facility cannot open if it chooses not to follow My Vaccine Pass requirements.

Outdoor exercise classes

Outdoor exercise classes can go ahead at Orange with vaccine passes and restrictions.

With My Vaccine Pass

If the business running the class chooses to follow My Vaccine Pass requirements, you must show your vaccine pass when you are at class. 

There is no limit to the number of people who can attend.

Without My Vaccine Pass

If the business running the class chooses not to follow My Vaccine Pass requirements there can be up to 50 people based on 1-metre physical distancing in a single defined space at the venue at any time.

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

The limit includes children, but not staff.

Scan in or keep a record of where you go

Scan the QR code or keep a record of where you go. This will help with contact tracing for any cases in your community.

Outdoor recreation facilities 

Parks, playgrounds, sports grounds and other outdoor recreation facilities such as skate parks can open to everyone.

Private clubs such as golf or tennis clubs that are not members-only indoor exercise facilities, can choose to restrict their facilities to people with My Vaccine Pass only. Contact your local club to find out how they are operating.

Face coverings at Orange

Face coverings help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

At Orange you must wear a face covering in retail outlets and on public transport. We strongly encourage you wear a face covering everywhere else. 

When to wear a face covering

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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