Public and private gatherings at Red

You can have up to 200 people at an indoor gathering at Red. Outdoor gatherings have no limit.

Key points

  • Gatherings can go ahead.
  • Indoor gatherings are limited to 200 people.
  • Outdoor gatherings have no limit.
  • Children and babies are included in the gathering limits — but not people working at a gathering.
  • You do not need to wear a face mask at an outdoor gathering, or when your gathering is the only one using the defined space and other people cannot mix with your guests.
  • At all gatherings, people do not need to physically distance.

Gatherings can go ahead

Gatherings can go ahead at Red. A gathering is a group of people in a defined space, but does not include a group of people at an event. Types of gatherings include:

  • catching up with friends and whānau
  • weddings and civil union ceremonies
  • most faith-based gatherings
  • get-togethers and parties at your home
  • club functions
  • social sports
  • funerals and tangihanga
  • most gatherings at marae
  • street parades
  • free public concerts in a park
  • community fairs.

Find more information:

Faith-based gatherings at Red

Weddings and civil unions at Red

Funerals and tangihanga at Red

Marae at Red


Gathering limits

  • Gatherings at your home or a private dwelling are limited to 200 people.
  • Gatherings at other indoor venues are limited to a maximum of 200 people. It is the responsibility of the venue to ensure it complies with capacity limits based on its defined space and 1-metre physical distancing. Smaller venues will be limited to fewer than 200 people. 
  • There is no limit to the number of people who can attend an outdoor gathering.

Defined spaces at Red


Serving food and drink

You can serve food and drink at your gathering. People at the gathering do not need to sit down to eat or drink.

If your gathering is at a hospitality venue

If you have exclusive use of the venue, then you can follow the gathering rules.

If you do not have exclusive use of the venue, and you are mixing with members of the public, for example at a restaurant, you need to follow hospitality advice.

Hospitality at Red


Face masks

When you must wear a face mask

You must wear a face mask at an indoor gathering if the defined space is shared with other groups or members of the public.

You do not need to wear a face mask at an outdoor gathering, or at an indoor gathering when your gathering is the only one using the defined space and other people cannot mix with your guests.

This means that you do not need to wear a face mask at most weddings, funerals or tangihanga, or faith-based gatherings.

Everyone working at the gathering must wear a face mask — unless they are exempt.

Performers do not need to wear a face mask when performing and if they are able to keep 2 metres physical distance. They should wear face masks when not performing.

When to wear a face mask

Defined spaces at Red


Advice for places of worship

You can go to a faith-based gathering, such as attending a place of worship, at Red.

Advice for faith-based gatherings


Keep up healthy habits

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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