Visiting friends and whānau at Orange

You can visit friends and whānau at home, in aged care facilities, hospitals, and healthcare facilities at Orange.

Visiting friends and whānau at home

You can visit friends and whānau at their homes, and invite them to yours, at every traffic light setting.

Under the COVID-19 Protection Framework (traffic lights), household bubbles do not exist.

Examples include:

  • catching up with friends and whānau at their home or your home
  • parties and other gatherings at their home or your home.

Follow the advice for gatherings.

Gatherings at Orange


Visiting an aged care facility

You can visit friends and whānau in a rest home or aged care facility, but there may be restrictions.

Some facilities may only allow fully vaccinated people to visit. Check with the aged care or rest home before you visit.

You must wear a face mask when visiting an aged care facility.

Do not visit an aged care facility or rest home if you are unwell, have symptoms of COVID-19, are self-isolating or are waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test.

Guidance for aged care providers | health.govt.nz (external link)


Visiting hospital

You can visit friends and whānau in hospital or healthcare facilities.

Each facility may have their own requirements to keep workers and patients safe. This could include restricting the number of daily visitors, or only allowing fully vaccinated people to visit. Check with the healthcare provider before you visit.

You must wear a face mask when visiting hospital and other healthcare facilities.

Do not visit a healthcare facility if you are unwell, have symptoms of COVID-19, are self-isolating or are waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test.

Guidance for health professionals | health.govt.nz (external link)


Visiting prison

There are currently no face-to-face visits allowed for private and legal visitors. When visits start again, all private visitors are required to be fully vaccinated.

Visiting friends and whānau in prison | corrections.govt.nz(external link) (external link)


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.

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

When to wear a face mask


Keep up healthy habits to protect us

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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