Sport at Orange

You can attend sports events and play sport at Orange, with restrictions.

Outdoor community sport

Outdoor community sport, like organised social touch rugby, can go ahead at Orange, with restrictions.

With My Vaccine Pass

If a venue for outdoor community sport 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 to enter places with a vaccination requirement.

You will be asked to show your My Vaccine Pass when you are at the venue.

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

Without My Vaccine Pass

If a venue for outdoor community sport chooses not to follow My Vaccine Pass requirements, there can be up to 50 people in a single defined space at any time, based on 1-metre physical distancing. They can be a mix of people with and without My Vaccine Pass. As there can be multiple defined spaces, this means:

  • you can have multiple groups of spectators — they need to be 2 metres from any other group, and
  • multiple games running at once — they must be 2 metres away from other groups.

The capacity limit includes children, but not staff. 

At a controlled-access event

If you are playing in or watching a controlled-access event, then you must follow the rules for events. They involve ticketing, registration or another way to control access. They can be held either at a commercial or private venue.

Events at Orange

Indoor sport

Organised indoor sport, for example at a stadium or indoor arena, can go ahead at Orange, with restrictions.

With My Vaccine Pass

If an indoor sport organiser chooses to follow My Vaccine Pass requirements, only people with a My Vaccine Pass are allowed to be there.

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

Without My Vaccine Pass

If the indoor sport venue chooses not to follow My Vaccine Pass requirements, there can be up to 50 people in a single defined space at a venue at any time, based on 1-metre physical distancing. They can be a mix of vaccinated and unvaccinated people.

The limit includes children, but not staff.

At a controlled-access event

If you are playing in or watching a controlled-access event, then you must follow the rules for events. They involve ticketing, registration or another way to control access. They can be held either at a commercial or private venue.

Events at Orange

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 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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