Events at Red

Events can go ahead at Red, with My Vaccine Pass requirements.

Controlled-access events

Controlled-access events involve ticketing, registration or another way to control access. They can be held either at a commercial or private venue.

They can go ahead at Red, with My Vaccine Pass requirements.

Examples are:

  • auctions
  • cinemas
  • commercial recreation activities
  • concert venues
  • conferences
  • private galleries
  • sporting events
  • stadiums.

With My Vaccine Pass

If an event organiser chooses to follow My Vaccine Pass requirements, only people with 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.

There can be up to 100 people in a defined space at the venue at any time, based on 1-metre physical distancing. This includes children, but not staff.

Without My Vaccine Pass

Events cannot go ahead if My Vaccine Pass requirements are not followed.

Serving food and drink

When food and drink is being served, you must remain seated and separated. You can move around when you are not being served or eating.

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 community gatherings

Outdoor community gatherings must follow the gathering guidelines. They are gatherings that are open to the public and do not require tickets or registration.

Examples are:

  • street parades
  • free public concerts in a park
  • community fairs.

Gatherings at Red

Where you must wear a face covering at Red

Face coverings help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

There are some circumstance where you must wear a face covering:

  • on domestic air transport services
  • public transport
  • arrival and departure points of public transport services
  • retail
  • public venues/facilities (not swimming pools)
  • pharmacies
  • veterinary services and animal health and welfare services
  • courts and tribunals
  • specified social services
  • the public area of premises operated by NZ Post Limited
  • premises operated by a central government agency, a local authority, or NZ Police
  • anyone who is not a patient or worker of a health service other than pharmacies
  • workers (paid and non-paid) at food and drink businesses and services, including within events
  • workers (paid and non-paid) at close-proximity businesses
  • workers (paid and non-paid) at gatherings, excluding performers and formal speakers.

We encourage you wear a face covering whenever you leave your home, including at the gym, hairdresser, and at work.

At events, workers (excluding performers and formal speakers) and others are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings.

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 event organisers

Event organisers can find more detailed information on

Event information under the COVID-19 Protection Framework | (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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