Faith-based gatherings at Red
You can go to a faith-based gathering, such as attending a place of worship, at Red.
- Faith-based gatherings can go ahead.
- Indoor faith-based gatherings are limited to 200 people.
- Outdoor faith-based gatherings have no limit.
- Children and babies are included in the gathering limits — but not people working (including volunteers) at a gathering.
- You do not need to wear a face mask if your gathering is outside, or when your gathering is the only one using the defined space and other people cannot mix with your guests.
Faith-based gatherings can go ahead
A gathering is a group of people who are intermingling. Most faith-based services are gatherings.
Examples of faith-based gatherings that can go ahead at Red include:
- services at places of worship
- prayer group at home
- funerals and tangihanga.
Events have different rules to gatherings. Events control access by using tickets, registration, a fee or another way of controlling entry. For example, a ticketed concert held at a place of worship is an event.
Steps to reduce the spread of the virus
- Encourage contactless donations instead of a cash collection box.
- Consider offering online services so people who cannot attend in person can participate.
- Clean and sanitise musical instruments thoroughly before and after use.
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.
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