Life at Red

At Red, we need to take action to protect our vulnerable communities and our health system from COVID-19. Learn what we all need to do.

Key points

  • Red is not a lockdown, but there are restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19.
  • You will always be able to access basic needs services, such as food and healthcare.
  • You can travel anywhere in New Zealand for any reason, and see friends and whānau. 
  • You must wear a face mask on flights, public transport, and taxis, in retail shops and public venues, and in health and education facilities.
  • With My Vaccine Pass, most parts of life continue as usual. You can visit cafes and bars, attend gatherings and events, and go to the hairdresser and gym. There are capacity limits and distancing requirements at some venues.
  • Without My Vaccine Pass, there are restrictions.
  • Workplaces and schools are open.
  • Keep scanning QR codes and recordkeeping wherever you go.
  • Keep physically distanced wherever possible.
  • If you have cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms, isolate immediately and call Healthline for advice.

Download the COVID-19 Protection Framework summary [PDF, 67 KB]


Get posters and social media tiles

We have COVID-19 resources available for businesses and other organisations to download, print and share.

Businesses must display posters advertising if they require people entering to have a My Vaccine Pass.

My Vaccine Pass posters

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